Friday, February 8, 2013
Teen driver strikes Hart as she opened door on parked SUV in Slippery Rock, police said.
Former Rep. Melissa Hart is in a Butler hospital, recovering from injuries sustained two weeks ago from an automobile accident involving a teen driver, KDKA is reporting. A vehicle driven by a 17-year-old female struck Hart Jan. 26 as she opened a driver’s-side door on her parked SUV on Main Street in Slippery Rock, Police Chief Terry Fedokovitz said. Either the door and-or the passing vehicle struck Hart and threw her to the ground, the chief told KDKA. Initially, the teen kept driving, but then turned into a gas station at the end of the block, he added. “She was very visibly shooken up about it. She stated she knew she hit something, (but) didn’t know what she hit,” Fedokovitz said. Police are still investigating and have not charged …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
No injuries reported in one-vehicle accident.
UPDATE: A van (not a car as originally reported) ran into a utility pole Tuesday afternoon, but no one was seriously injured in the accident on Warrendale Road near the entrance to Pine Community Park, according to Wexford Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Tim Flaherty. Firefighters were directing traffic around the area as of 3:15 p.m. and Flaherty said they were waiting for a utility company to arrive to finish cleanup at the site. Around 6:30 p.m. traffic on Warrendale Road was down to one lane as utility trucks lined the road and workers repaired or replaced the pole. Pine-Richland Patch reader Brenden Taylor reports that he drove past the accident about 1:20 p.m. and saw a Suburban Insulation van completely off the road in a snowy embankment …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
No one is seriously injured, although an employee said she had to dive out of the way of the oncoming van.
Sales staff member Dee Zokaites had just walked over to the coffee machine located near the window of the Casa D’Oro Jewelers shop inside the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Marshall Township when she glanced up and saw a van heading to the building. Sure that the vehicle would stop, she was shocked when it jumped a median, knocked over a flagpole and then headed straight for the window she was standing in front of. That’s when she and a customer dove out of the way. "To be honest, I'm surprised I didn't freeze," she said. Driven by an elderly woman, the handicap-accessible van smashed through the jewelry shop at about 1:45 p.m. Saturday, according to owner Reza Liaghat. Liaghat said there were about 100 people in the store, including 13 …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Fidelity Bank in Ross Township robbed.
Following a chase and crash late Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 79, police arrested two men who are suspected in a bank robbery in Ross Township. Police chased the suspects through Ross Township and into Franklin Park, where their vehicle crashed on I-79 near the Mingo Road overpass. The suspects ran from the crash scene, but police arrested them a short time later. One was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. State police and officers from Ross, Ohio Twp., Evans City, Cranberry and Franklin Park are now combing the woods, looking for weapons they believe the suspects threw into the brush, KDKA-TV reports. Evans City Police said investigators called the station's K-9 officer, Sgt. Don Myers, to the scene with his dog. Ross …
Pittsburgh Police say Sara C. Glaser, crashed her roommate's car into the back of a garbage truck in Lawrenceville early Tuesday morning.
The sister of a La Roche freshman who took her roommate's car without permission in the middle of the night, and then crashed into the back of a garbage truck in Lawrenceville while being chased by police, said her sister "just wanted to come home." Sara C. Glaser, 18, of Friendship, died five hours after the 3:30 a.m. crash Tuesday near Liberty Avenue and 34th Street. "My sister was a good person, everyone loved her," said Anna Glaser, 17. "She was the best basketball player you've ever seen." "We're all pretty sick," her mother, Cynthia Glaser, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I keep thinking I'm dreaming." "There's obviously two sides to Sara. That's not the girl that I knew. What a sweetheart she was here," said David Walchesky, who …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Sara C. Glaser, 18, was pronounced dead at UPMC Mercy Hospital following the early morning incident.
Pittsburgh Police are investigating why a La Roche College freshman was behind the wheel of a stolen car that crashed into a garbage truck, ending a police chase in Lawrenceville early this morning, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Sara C. Glaser, 18, of Friendship, died five hours after the early morning accident. Police began following the vehicle shortly before 3:30 a.m., when it pulled onto Liberty Avenue without its headlights on. Rather than stop, the car sped off and eventually slammed into the back of a stopped garbage truck near Liberty and 34th Street, the PG reported. McCandless police chief Gary Anderson told the Post-Gazette that Glaser's roommate at La Roche reported that her car had been stolen early this morning. "We …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department, Northern Regional police respond.
No injuries were reported Saturday afternoon when a Subaru Impreza and Dodge Dakota pickup collided on Route 8 in Richland Township. Northern Regional police and Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department responded, directing traffic around the accident and through the lower parking lot of North Park Clubhouse. Firefighters also cleaned up the debris on the road. Once Rudolph's Auto Repair towed both vehicles away, traffic quickly returned to normal. No further details were available. _____________________ Keeping up with news in the Pine-Richland community is easy—simply sign up for our daily email newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Mark McCloskey is in Allegheny County Jail after being charged with hitting a retired University of Pittsburgh professor with his car.
A Valencia man was arraigned in Pittsburgh Wednesday morning after police said he jumped a curb in Highland Park with his car and struck a bicyclist before driving away. The Post-Gazette reports Mark McCloskey, 26, of Valencia, seriously injured the man, who was unlocking the front gate to his home on North Euclid Avenue after dismounting his bike when the car struck him on Tuesday. Witnesses told police McCloskey then hit a stop sign before driving away again, the Post-Gazette reports. According to KDKA, the bicyclist is David Wood, a retired University of Pittsburgh professor who worked in the neuroscience department. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh where he is in fair condition. The Post-Gazette reports Wood suffered a …
Monday, August 13, 2012
State police said Beaver County resident Hope Ann Wojtasiak was conscious and alert when Cranberry firefighters pulled her from SUV late Friday night.
State police have identified the Beaver County woman involved in a fiery wreck on the Turnpike near mile marker 22 in Cranberry Friday night. Hope Ann Wojtasiak, 46, of Koppel, was driving in the westbound lanes of the highway at about midnight when she lost control of the SUV she was driving, according to state police at Gibsonia. The vehicle rolled over a couple of times before coming to a rest on its wheels in the right lane, police said. Bystanders were able to put out most of the flames in the vehicle’s front end using fire extinguishers before Cranberry firefighters arrived. Fire Chief Brian Kovac said the fire did not burn Wojtasiak, who was the only person in the SUV. Firefighters extinguished a few remaining hotspots on the …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The truck driver is likely to be cited for speeding through intersection, police said.
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Thursday, August 2, 2012
When Ross Township police officers arrived at the scene of Wednesday morning's truck rollover accident at the intersection of Perry Highway and Cemetery Lane, they feared the worse. "There was little doubt this would be a fatal accident, based on their initial observations," said Ross Police Sgt. Benjamin Dripps. "The truck, empty, weighed 33,000 lbs. and it landed on the roof of a woman's car." Fortunately, the officers' initial assessment was wrong. The driver inside the mangled metal was not only alive, but also conscious and alert. Firefighters worked for nearly an hour, cutting the roof and doors off of the car, before freeing the woman trapped inside. She was taken to Allegheny General Hospital with what were described as serious, …