Woman taken to hospital after Route 309 crash

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KLINE TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A close call for a woman who drove off Route 309 in Kline Township and went at least 70 feet down an embankment.

It happened in Schuylkill County about 6 p.m. Thursday night. Rescue workers with the McAdoo Fire Company had to cut the car and use ropes to pull her to safety.

Officials say she drove past the guide rail, just at the point where a previous accident created an opening. The McAdoo fire chief said the woman was talking and coherent but was air flighted to Lehigh Valley in Allentown to be evaluated.

“Fortunately for her, there was someone following her and saw her go off and over or she probably would have been down there for a while until somebody would have maybe seen something or she didn’t get to her destination,” Chief Robert Leshko said.

He says they’ve seen more accidents at this spot recently due to the misleading white lines.

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