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Driver crashes into cattle pasture along Route 209

Published On: Sep 06 2013 04:58:43 PM EDT
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A one-car accident briefly closed a section of Route 209 Friday afternoon  in Franklin Township, Carbon County.

The accident occurred at about 1:00 pm.

The car went through a wooden fence enclosing a cattle pasture.


The driver, an unidentified female in her late 60s, was trapped in the car for about 45 minutes, according to police at the scene.

Several fence boards went through the grille and windshield of the car. One board impaled the woman's shoulder

Police said the woman was driving north on 209 just north of Hemlock Road when she  went off the right side of the road and struck and went through the fence.

Initial reports from Carbon County Communications were that the woman also  received a serious head injury.

The victim was flown to a local hospital.