No one was seriously injured in last week's head-on collision between a Federal Express tractor-trailer and a Gasline Service Co. utility truck on Route 910 in Pine Township, according to Northern Regional Police.
McCandless-Franklin Park Ambulance Authority transported two people to area hospitals after Wednesday afternoon's accident—William Keyser, 56, of Verona, who was a passenger in the Gasline truck, and FedEx driver Joseph Kaiser, 54, of Aliquippa, police said. Both were treated and released.
The accident occurred about 4:45 p.m. Feb. 20 on Route 910/Wexford Road near the Village Club Drive intersection.
Police closed a portion of Route 910 between North Chapel Drive and Pearce Mill Road for hours while they towed the trucks and Weavertown Environmental Group cleaned the accident scene.
Firefighters from Wexford Volunteer Fire Co. directed traffic around the closed portion.
The driver of the Gasline truck—27-year-old Jonathan Hoburg, of Pittsburgh—told police that he was driving downhill through a curve on eastbound Route 910 when he braked after seeing a vehicle stopped to make a left turn onto Village Club Drive.
Hoburg said he felt his truck begin to slide on the wet road into the westbound lane of Route 910, according to the report.
The Gasline truck crashed head-on into the FedEx tractor-trailer, police said.
FedEx driver Joseph Kaiser said he tried to pull off to the right as far as possible, but he could not avoid the collision because the right shoulder drops over a hill to a retention pond, police said.
A third vehicle—a Chevrolet Cobalt driven by 23-year-old Kirsten Morrison, of Allison Park—was directly behind the FedEx tractor-trailer when the trucks collided, the report states.
The Gasline truck hit Morrison's car as it bounced off the tractor-trailer, according to the report.
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