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Penn Hills crash injures teen

| Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, 3:14 p.m.

Emergency responders said a Penn Hills woman's car began rolling down her driveway and onto Hulton Road when she jumped out to grab her phone.

Around 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, the woman was in her driveway on the 400 block of Hulton Road when she realized she'd dropped her phone.

“So she got out of the car to grab it, and the car started rolling down the driveway,” said Penn Hills EMS Supervisor Diane Fitzhenry.

The woman fell trying to get back in the driver's seat, and suffered minor abrasions. A family member inside the car, a 15-year-old teen, tried to exit the vehicle as it began rolling toward the ditch across Hulton Road.

“The call said the car ran over her leg, but I'm not sure it did,” Fitzhenry said, noting that the teen did not have any tire tracks on her pantlegs.

“But she was in a lot of pain,” Fitzhenry said. A Mutual Aid Service ambulance transported her to an area hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries.

Patrick Varine is an editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7845 or pvarine@tribweb.com.

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