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2018-06-13 / Police

No Injuries as Car Plunges 30 Feet Over Embankment

By Rosie Cunningham


A vehicle went over an embankment on Roses Brook Road in South Kortright Tuesday. 
Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter A vehicle went over an embankment on Roses Brook Road in South Kortright Tuesday. Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter SOUTH KORTRIGHT - An unfortunate accident resulted in no injuries Tuesday in South Kortright.

At about 12:15 p.m. the Hobart Fire Department was toned out following a 911 call regarding a lone man whose car plunged approximately 30 feet just beyond the driveway of his residence on Roses Brook Road.

According to Hobart Fire Chief Ken Muthig, a lone male driver pushed the gas pedal rather than the brake which resulted in his vehicle going through a wooden fence and over an embankment.

“He is lucky he hit a tree or else he would have dropped right into the river,” said Muthig. “He had his seatbelt on which is probably why he has no injuries.”

Muthig added that the man was wearing a Five Star Medical Alert Pendant, which he pushed and 911 alerted the fire department to the scene.

“When we arrived, he was standing on the side of the bank next to his open door and we helped him get back up the bank,” he said.

State Troopers attended the scene but no other mutual aid was called.

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