Woman praises firefighters who rescued her from crash

A Lower Paxton Township woman says first responders helped her through a traumatic crash on Saturday, which left her seriously injured.

Stephanie Minium was behind the wheel of her SUV at around 11:15 when another car crossed the center line of Eisenhower Boulevard in Swatara Township and side-swiped her. The vehicle flipped onto its roof, trapping Minium, her two daughters and two young grandsons inside.

By the time first responders got to the scene, everyone was out of the vehicle except Minium. She said as firefighters extricated her, several laid on the ground talking to her — one even held her hand.

“I was just really comforting because in that moment, you’re panicking,” she said.

Minium said as a small token of her appreciation, she will deliver a cake to the fire house on Saturday.

“If we didn’t have people like that — oh my God, I can’t even imagine,” she said. “To me, they are heroes.”

Responding departments included Lawnton Fire Company, Oberlin Fire Company and Steelton Fire Company. Life Team EMS transported all patients to Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Minium and her daughters each have several cuts and bruises as a result of the crash. Her one-year-old grandson also suffered a minor concussion.

Swatara Township police told abc27 the driver of the other car will likely be cited. They believe she was driving distracted.

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