A crew from the Eastern Berks Fire Department rescued a motorist from a vehicle that was up an embankment and leaning on a utility pole Friday morning along Route 100 in Washington Township, authorities reported.

The accident, which entrapped the motorist, occurred around 9:12 a.m. in the 900 block of Route 100.

Fire police from Eastern Berks, Boyertown and Gilbertsville closed Route 100 and redirected traffic for about an hour while crews worked to free the motorist.

High reach stabilizing jacks were employed to secure the vehicle while crews worked to reach the motorist.

The passenger side door was removed, and the motorist could crawl to safety.

Bally medics examined the motorist at the scene. Authorities did not indicate if the motorist, whose name was not released by police, sustained injuries.

The heavily damaged vehicle was removed by Bucks-Mont Towing.

State police at Reading are investigating the incident.

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