Car crash causes gas leak, apartment building evacuated

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

York County Regional Police advised everyone to stay clear of a car crash at the York Hills Apartments that caused a natural gas leak Thursday morning.

York County 911 reported just before 7:30 a.m. that a car had rolled down an embankment and was pinned against an apartment building in the York Township complex. When the car impacted the building, it came in contact with a gas meter in that area.

Firefighters at the scene worked to extricate the driver out of the car and did so around 8:45 a.m., according to reports.

Firefighters work to extricate a driver Thursday, May 19, from a car that rolled down and embankment and was pinned against a building at the York Hill Apartments. Crimewatch photo

Queenswood Drive was shut down because of the gas leak, and the apartments were evacuated.

— Reach Anthony Maenza at amaenza@yorkdispatch.com or @atmaenza on Twitter. 

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