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Pennsylvania Woman Alyssa Erb Survives Car Crash, Trapped In Vehicle For Hours

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A Pennsylvania woman is recovering from her injuries after being stranded in a car that crashed and missing for more than a day.

Alyssa Erb, 35, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, had been missing for nearly a day after her car went down an embankment on Cemetery Road last Thursday.

Erb’s family searched for their sister for nearly 24 hours after she never made it to work.

“My sister just wasn’t the type of person to not show up for work,” Erb’s sister, Jessica Harvey, told WNEP.

“I texted her and said, ‘Where you at?’ I sent another one with a frowny face,” brother Alex Harvey added.

After realizing that something was wrong, they called police and started searching for her on their own.

“My mom and I were out until about 2 o’clock in the morning looking for her,” Jessica said.

Her brother Eric finally found Erb pinned inside her car along the road down the embankment where no one could see her.

First responders cut Erb from the car and she was rushed to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, where both her lungs had collapsed.

According to the GoFundMe page her family has set up, Erb also suffered a fractured vertebra and ribs, a stroke, head trauma, two bleeds in the brain, pseudoaneurysms from whiplash, and muscle breakdown in her left leg from it being stuck in the same position for a long period of time.

“My sister is a fighter,” Jessica said. “I mean, being trapped for 24 hours in a car. What she went through down there I can’t even fathom it.”

State police were investigating the crash.

Sources: WNEPGoFundMe