Berks crash injures two early Friday

Car runs off road into trees on Grange Road in Bern Twp.

Posted: 2:17 PM EST Dec 24, 2013   Updated: 7:58 AM EDT Nov 01, 2013
Bern Twp. accident
BERN TWP., Pa. -

Two people were hurt early Friday when their car ran off a Berks County road.

Officials say a serious accident was reported around 3 a.m. at Grange Road near Whiteoak Road in Bern Twp.

This is just outside Leesport.

Officials say two people were trapped inside the vehicle--crews were able to get a woman passenger out quickly, but it took them around 90 minutes to get the male driver out of the wreckage.

Both were taken to Reading Hospital --one by ambulance, the other by helicopter. Their conditions are not known.

Police said it appeared they missed a turn in the road, and the car ended up on its side between two trees.

Grange Road was closed a few hours while crews investigated.