2 injured after vehicle crashes over hillside in Avalon

Two people were taken to a hospital after a vehicle crashed over a hillside in Avalon.

Allegheny County dispatchers say police officers, firefighters and medics were called to the 500 block of Oakwood Avenue at around 4:45 p.m.

PHOTOS: Emergency crews rescue 2 people after vehicle crashes over Avalon hillside

Channel 11 saw crews use a rope to rescue a person from the vehicle at around 6:00 p.m.

Dispatchers told Channel 11 at 6:16 p.m. that one person had been taken to a hospital. Avalon Volunteer Fire Company firefighters later expanded that information and said that two people were trapped but rescued from the vehicle. Both were hospitalized.

Bellevue Fire Department, Emsworth Volunteer Fire Company and Northwest EMS all assisted in the rescue.

Emergency crews were able to tow the vehicle back onto the road after three hours of work.

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