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Rescuers Remove Accident Victim From Tree

She didn't panic as they worked to reach her in the precarious position.


 
 

| Monday, November 29, 2010


 EVANS CITY, Pa. - Rescue crews had to use ropes and ladders to retrieve a western Pennsylvania woman from her pickup truck after it ran off a road and landed in tree tops about 30 feet above ground in a ravine.

Police say they'll be citing 33-year-old Dana Bowser for driving too fast for conditions on Route 68 near Evans City. That's about 25 miles north of Pittsburgh.

State police say Bowser lost control near a culvert that carries the highway over Connoquenessing (kaw-nuh-kwah-NESS'-ing) Creek. Police say Bowser told them the road was icy.

Rescue workers say Bowser was conscious and able to communicate with workers. Most importantly, they say she didn't panic as they worked to reach her in the precarious position.

She was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

 



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