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Driver, dog rescued after crash down embankment near Rohnert Park

An injured woman was rescued Wednesday night after her car rolled down a steep embankment northeast of Rohnert Park.

Around 7:30 p.m, a woman driving westbound on Crane Canyon Road near Alta Monte Drive when she lost control of her car, Rancho Adobe Fire Battalion Chief Mike Weihman said.

She was trapped in her car which ended up on its side. Bennett Valley and Rohnert Park Fire also helped with rescue efforts, Weihman said.

“The brush made it a difficult extrication,” Weihman said. “It was a group effort.”

The woman suffered “moderate to major injuries” and was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Weihman said.

The woman's dog appeared uninjured, but an animal control specialist took it to a veterinarian for medical observation, Weihman said.

You can reach Staff Writer Susan Minichiello at 707-521-5216 or susan.minichiello@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @susanmini.

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