• Driver rescued after crashing into 2 utility poles, over hillside in Penn Hills

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    PENN HILLS, Pa. - Emergency crews had to use the "Jaws of Life" to rescue a driver after they said he crashed into two utility poles and over a hillside in Penn Hills early Tuesday morning.

    Police said the accident happened near the intersection of Allegheny River Boulevard and Nadine Road around 1:30 a.m.

    Investigators said the driver of the sport utility vehicle was hurt after becoming trapped under the car. A witness said the man told him that a passenger was in the car, but no one was ever found.

    "The scary thing was, we saw a pink jacket and we thought someone was with him. His wife, his girlfriend, or maybe a little kid. So we started looking down by the railroad tracks and further down the road but we couldn't find anything," said witness Mohammed Alrifai.

    The driver, whose name has not been released, was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. His condition was not immediately released.

    Allegheny River Boulevard between Sandy Creek Road and Washington Boulevard was closed while crews worked to repair the utility lines.

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