Victims airlifted from Turnpike crash
May 9, 2013

WARRENDALE — Emergency crews responded to a vehicle accident Friday afternoon on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near the Warrendale Toll Plaza, just east of the Cranberry Ramp, where two medical helicopters were dispatched to aid in the rescue.

According to Butler County 911 dispatches, emergency crews had a tough time initially finding the accident as police and rescue crews searched along the Turnpike and dispatchers pinpointed the location through the use of the caller’s cellular phone. The accident occurred at around 11 a.m.

Two medical helicopters were dispatched to the accident scene with the vehicle overturned. At least three people were reported in the vehicle.

One of those patients was transported via ambulance to Allegheny General Hospital for treatment, according to the dispatches.

The caller also reportedly told dispatchers that one of the victims had a broken leg.

A portion of the turnpike was closed while emergency crews worked to the rescue the victims.

There was no further word initially about the extent of the injuries or the cause of the crash.

The state police, and fire units from Cranberry Township, Zelienople and Marshall Township, Allegheny County, responded to the scene.