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Two injured trying to flee crash on mountain brow in Stoney Creek

Police are investigating a single vehicle crash on the mountain brow in Stoney Creek, that sent two people to hospital and knocked out power in the area.
Police are investigating a single vehicle crash on the mountain brow in Stoney Creek, that sent two people to hospital and knocked out power in the area. Don Mitchell / Global News

Two people were taken to hospital for treatment of injuries after a single-vehicle collision on Hamilton’s mountain brow.

Hamilton police say the collision happened at about 2:50 a.m. Saturday, when a vehicle hit a transformer along Ridge Road just east of 6th Road East in Stoney Creek.

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When they arrived on scene, officers heard two people calling for help who had “inadvertently run off the escarpment” and fallen an estimated 40 to 50 feet down to train tracks below.

Firefighters were called to perform a rope rescue and lift the two individuals to safety.

Police say the pair were “conscious, breathing and transported to hospital with injuries sustained from the fall.”

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Investigators also say that based on information gathered from witnesses, they believe there were two other people in the vehicle, neither of whom have been located.

The crash caused a brief power outage in the area and police say alcohol may have been a factor.