Firefighters helped to rescue a man who drove his vehicle off a South Greensburg road and traveled about 50 yards before getting stuck in the fast-moving Slate Run in Hempfield on Wednesday afternoon.
Midway-St. Clair Fire Chief Rich Kepple said they assisted the driver out of his vehicle, which had water about halfway-up the front door. The driver, who was not identified, was talking to firefighters while inside the vehicle. The accident was reported at about 4:25 p.m., a Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety supervisor said.
The driver was taken to Excela Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg for observation, Kepple said.