Thursday, March 28, 2013
Emergency crews responded to a rollover crash in the outbound lanes of the Parkway West near the Campbells Run Road exit around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Emergency crews responded to a rollover crash in the outbound lanes of the Parkway West near the Campbells Run Road exit. The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes near the township line between Robinson and Collier. PennDOT officials said the left lane was blocked and traffic was moving slowly in both directions. It’s not known if anyone was injured in the crash. Emergency responders removed the vehicle from the roadway around 1:45 p.m. and traffic was moving normally shortly afterward.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Watch a short video from the scene as crews try to remove the pickup truck from the gap next to the BP gas station in Heidelberg on Monday afternoon.
A driver created quite a scene at the BP gas station in Heidelberg after he crashed his pickup truck into a construction culvert that crews had dug to install new natural gas pipelines and got stuck. Heidelberg police Chief Vernon Barkley said the driver, whom he did not identify but said was from Oakdale and in his 70s, drove around construction cones and into the gas station. While trying to leave, he drove straight into a 3-foot wide gap on the road’s shoulder that crews had cut to install a gas pipeline as part of Heidelberg’s Route 50 streetscape revitalization project. “People have to pay attention when there’s construction,” Barkley said. “They can’t keep zipping around. They have to pay more attention, especially in these …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A South Fayette man who crashed his SUV into Thoms Run stream with his two dogs in the vehicle is being charged for drunken driving. Read about that and scrap metal thefts in the weekly Collier Township police blotter.
A South Fayette man who crashed his SUV into Thoms Run stream with his two dogs in the vehicle is being charged for drunken driving. Collier Township police said George Ferguson, 60, was intoxicated when his SUV crashed into the stream on KB Hollow Road on Feb. 4. Neither Ferguson nor his two dogs were injured when the SUV rolled into the stream on the municipal line between Collier and South Fayette townships. Firefighters had to pull Ferguson and the dogs from the wreckage, and had some trouble removing the SUV from the stream. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter Collier Township Battery cords stolen: Thomas Snyder, 33, of Pittsburgh, and Michael Conway, 46, of Scott Township, face …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A Cecil Township man is being charged with DUI and other crimes after he crashed into a tanker truck Friday afternoon, causing lengthy delays on Bower Hill Road in Bridgeville.
A Cecil Township man is being charged with DUI and other crimes after he crashed into a tanker truck Friday afternoon, causing lengthy delays in Bridgeville. Devin D. Carter, 38, was arrested minutes after the crash along Bower Hill Road on Feb. 8 after Bridgeville police officers said they spotted him walking away from the scene. Investigators said they believe Carter was under the influence of drugs when he crossed the centerline and crashed into the side of the tanker. The truck’s fuel tank ruptured, spilling diesel onto the roadway, although the used motor oil it was transporting did not leak, police said. Police said Carter failed a field sobriety test and claimed to be “still recovering from a hangover from the Super Bowl” even …
Friday, February 8, 2013
A tanker spill in Bridgeville on Friday afternoon closed Bower Hill Road near McLaughlin Run for two hours. The road reopened around 4:30 p.m.
UPDATE: 4:37 p.m. - Bower Hill Road reopened to traffic around 4:30 p.m. A tanker truck spilled oil on Bower Hill Road, closing the busy Bridgeville road just in time for the evening rush hour. Bridgeville police said the tanker spilled the oil on Bower Hill between McLaughlin Run Road and Union Street around 2:25 p.m. Friday, forcing them to close the intersection. A hazardous material crew has been called to the scene to assist in the clean up. Firefighters were seen brooming up the material while the tanker was being towed away. Motorists are urged to stay away from the area. Police are detouring traffic onto Baldwin Street to avoid the crash scene. Continue to monitor Chartiers Valley Patch as more details become available.button above.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A driver and his two dogs somehow escaped injury after their sport-utility vehicle rolled over into Thoms Run stream near Presto.
A driver and his two dogs somehow escaped injury after their sport-utility vehicle rolled over into Thoms Run stream near Presto. Emergency responders were called to the crash just off Thoms Run Road near the township line between Collier and South Fayette townships around 7 p.m. Monday, Presto fire Asst. Chief Glen Eger said. The driver apparently lost control during the heavy snowfall and the SUV slide off the bridge and into the stream. The vehicle was on its side in Thoms Run, so Eger said the firefighters had to do “a little bit of work get him out of there.” Eger found one dog sitting in the SUV and other dog under a seat. They were both uninjured, but rattled from the crash, Eger said. Thoms Run Road near the intersection with K B …
Monday, February 4, 2013
A pizza delivery driver was injured Saturday night when he crashed on snow-covered roads in Collier. His vehicle ended up 100 feet over a hillside and he had to crawl from the car to get help.
A pizza delivery driver was injured Saturday night when he crashed on snow-covered roads in Collier Township. The driver slid over a hillside near Kellington Drive and the car landed 100 feet below. The driver reportedly crawled from his car and was able to call out for help to nearby residents. The driver suffered unspecified injuries and was taken to an area hospital. Neither his condition nor his identity were released by authorities. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A utility pole that snapped in half when a pick-up truck crashed into it last year along Route 50 near Raceway Plaza will finally be replaced.
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Wednesday, January 30
A utility pole that snapped in half when a pick-up truck crashed into it last year near Raceway Plaza will finally be soon. The pole located on Route 50 across from the former Damon’s restaurant in Collier Township has been stabilized at the base by large, wooden splints since the crash. But the pole has been leaning slightly ever since the driver, who was seriously injured in the crash, plowed into it while coming home from work on Dec. 10. Some emergency responders expressed concern about its stability and thought it should be replaced. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter Collier Township police sent Duquesne Light a crash report with information about damage to the pole, but didn’t …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Noblestown Road in Collier Township is closed after a tractor-trailer trying to make a sharp turn at the "horseshoe bend" crashed and became lodged on a guardrail.
Noblestown Road in Collier Township is closed after a tractor-trailer trying to make a sharp turn near Rennerdale crashed and became lodged on a guardrail. Collier police said the driver apparently was lost and tried to make the “horseshoe bend” curve just past Nike Site Road. Officers and emergency crews were dispatched to the scene at 5:43 a.m. Thursday. It’s not known how long Noblestown between Nike Site and Baldwin roads will be closed. An orange “Road Closed Ahead” sign is blocking motorists from entering the area. Police said they’re waiting for a large tow truck to come to the scene to remove the tractor-trailer from the guardrail. The driver was not injured in the crash. Sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter or Like the …
Friday, January 11, 2013
A woman crossing Carothers Avenue in Glendale was struck by a car and seriously injured Thursday.
A woman crossing Carothers Avenue in Glendale was struck by a car and seriously injured Thursday night. Glendale fire Chief Tom Salerno said the woman was crossing the street about 5:40 p.m. when a motorist driving toward Carnegie tried to avoid her, but hit her and then crashed into an apartment building. The woman, who was not identified by authorities, was taken to Allegheny General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Salerno said. “He tried to avoid her, but he hit her and then crashed into the building,” Salerno said. The building in the 400 block of Carothers Avenue sustained structural damage around the doorway and a tow truck had to remove the car. The busy road was closed for about an hour while Scott Township police …