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Traffic Blotter: Accidents in Pine Township

Northern Regional Police Department supplied the following information.

Looking at GPS Leads to Rear-End Collision

Alfred Quinn, 57, of Sharon, WV, told police he ran into the back of another vehicle June 30 because he was looking at his GPS, according to a Northern Regional Police report.

Quinn’s 1999 Chevy S10 ran into the back of a 2008 GMC Acadia driven by Jennifer Hansberry, 43, of Pittsburgh, about 6:45 p.m. at the intersection of Route 910 and Church Road in Pine Township, police said.

Rear-In Collision by 7-Eleven on Bakerstown Road

A 17-year-old from Gibsonia said she was unable to stop her 2002 Hyundai Sonata in time to avoid a rear-end crash June 27 on Bakerstown Road in Pine Township, police said.

Esther Fest, 44, of Gibsonia said her 2005 Honda Pilot was stopped in the eastbound lane about 1 p.m. as she waited to make a left turn into the lot of the 7-Eleven when she was struck from behind, said police.

The 17-year-old made arrangements for a private tow to remove her 2002 Hyundai.

Motorist Hits Deer on Pearce Mill Road

Timothy Spontak, 45 of Fombell was traveling south on Pearce Mill Road in Pine Township about 4:45 a.m. June 26 when his 1996 Ford F-150 hit a deer near the intersection with Treeline Drive, police reported.

Spontak was not injured and his vehicle was drivable, said police.

Driver Hits Truck’s Trailer, Dodge Ram 1500 and Tree

A Valencia woman struck the trailer of a Mack truck, a pickup truck and a tree June 23 when she lost control of her 2000 Ford Explorer on Warrendale Road as she approached the bend at Rabold Drive in Pine Township, police said.

Norma Kremer, 58, was transported to Passavant Hospital for a small laceration to her head, the report said.

Arthur Ballew, 54, of Prospect was driving his 1999 Mack tractor-trailer east on Warrendale about 11:30 a.m. when Kremer struck the left side of his trailer and rear tire, causing damage to the front axle of the trailer, according to the police report.

Mary Hanley, 51, of Gibsonia told police she saw Kremer hit the trailer and then hit the left rear of the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup that Hanley was driving, said the report.

Kremer’s vehicle then left the road and struck a tree on a hillside, said police. Her  vehicle was towed by John B. Lombardo’s Complete Collision of Warrendale.

The trailer attached to the Mack truck was towed by Tri-State Trailer, police said.

Accident at Route 910 and Church Road

Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Route 910 and Church Road just before noon on June 23, police said.

Both drivers had stopped at their respective stop signs at the busy intersection.

Brian Benitz, 44, of Pittsburgh told police he was heading east on Route 910 when he stopped at the Church Road stop sign in the left-turn lane, according to the police report.

Benitz said his 2004 Ford Focus was struck when he turned left, police said.

Jennifer Sumpter, 36, of Shinnston, WV, said she was heading west on Route 910 in a 2009 Toyota Tacoma when she stopped at the stop sign in the right curb lane, intending to continue west, police said.

She said she struck the 2004 Ford Focus when it turned in front of her, police said.

Benitz’s 2004 Ford Focus was towed by John B. Lombardo Complete Collision of Warrendale.

Vehicle Runs Into Back of Another at Route 910 and White Pine Drive

A 36-year-old Gibsonia woman drove into the back of a 2007 Honda Accord that was stopped at the intersection of Route 910 and White Pine Drive in Pine Township about 5:15 p.m. on June 17, police said.

Tami Green “stated that she applied her brakes but due to driving with a possible broken foot her foot fell off the brake pad causing [her 2004 Mazda sedan] to strike [the 2007 Honda Accord].”

The Honda Accord was driven by 52-year-old David Underwood of Charlotte, NC, police said.

Left Turn From Village at Pine Exit Results in Accident

An 18-year-old Wexford woman ran into a vehicle as she turned left onto Village Club Drive about 4 p.m. on June 17, police said.

Rachel Kimicata was exiting the Village at Pine plaza in Pine Township when her vehicle ran into a 2007 Toyota Sienna driven by Sharon Cannella, 43, of Bradford Woods, police said.

Canella told police she was driving east on Village Club Drive at the time of the accident, the report said.

Kimicata’s 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer and Cannella’s 2007 Toyota Sienna were towed by John B. Lombardo’s Complete Collision, police said.

Vehicles Collide on Route 19 Near Manor Road

Kara Meyers, 20, of Pittsburgh was driving her 2004 Mazda southbound on Route 19 at about 12:15 a.m. on June 15 when she attempted to merge into the right lane to turn onto Manor Road, police said.

Meyers told police she did not realize a 2005 GMC pickup was in close proximity and her rear passenger quarter panel struck the truck’s driver-side front quarter panel when she merged, police said.

David Frank, 18, of Pittsburgh was driving the pickup, said police.

Both vehicles were drivable, but Meyers’ parents chose to have the Mazda towed by Ray Donch’s Towing, the police report said.

Nissan Runs Into Back of Volvo on Route 19

A 2008 Nissan Exterra driven by Robert Gambone, 56, of Coraopolis ran into the back of a 2002 Volvo on June 13 as both vehicles were traveling north on Route 19, police reportd.

The Volvo, driven by 65-year-old Donna Korenich of Wexford, had stopped for traffic in the 12400 block of Route 19 / Perry highway in Pine Township, police said.

Rear-End Collision on Route 19 at Gateway Avenue

A 2008 Land Rover LR2 driven by Rachel Diietz , 26, of Rochester ran into the back of another vehicle June 13 on Route 19 at Gateway Avenue in Pine Township, police said.

Diietz told police a silver Toyota RAV 4 traveling north ahead of her had stopped suddenly to make a left turn and the rear of the Toyota was still sticking out in the northbound lane, the police report stated.

A 2003 Ford Escape driven by Courtney Mitchell, 20, of Zelienople was able to stop in time, police said, but the Land Rover was not and it ran into the rear of the Ford.

For questions about this blotter, email cindy.micco@patch.com.

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