Accident closes stretch of Route 61 in Muhlenberg
SUV goes off highway, down embankment; driver trapped inside
A woman was injured when her SUV went off Route 61 in Berks County and rolled down an embankment, officials said.
The crash was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the southbound lanes of the highway near the Met-Ed headquarters at George Street.
An SUV went off the highway and down a steep embankment. The vehicle, with the driver trapped inside, came to rest on its side along a small stream.
Rescue crews worked for about a half-hour to free the woman, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, officials said. She was placed on a stretcher and carried up a hill to a waiting ambulance.
Route 61 South was closed between Bellevue Avenue and George Street for about an hour.
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