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Firefighters rescue one person from wreckage

Lehigh County

At 10:42PM Tuesday, Lehigh County sent a rescue box assignment for North Whitehall Township to Old Post Road and Levans Road for an auto extrication.  Engine 16, Rescue 22 and Medic 67 were assigned.

Engine 16 (Neffs) arrived first and provided stabilization for the vehicle and stretched a hand line.  Rescue 22 (Schnecksville) arrived shortly after and went to work extricating the male from the passenger side of the car.  The impact from the SUV sent the car into the utility pole snapping it off at the base.

The male was freed from the vehicle within 20 minutes and rushed to an area hospital by Medic 67.

State Police were on the scene investigating.

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