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Marko82

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Nov 27 2013 at 5:41pm #

PENN HILLS, Pa. — The driver who crashed a van into a house in Penn Hills Wednesday morning said he accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake. http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/van-crashed-penn-hills-home/nb5zJ/


erok

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Dec 4 2013 at 10:46am #

A hairy situation. car crashes into salon in Westmorland county

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/westmoreland/vehicle-crashes-into-salon-in-youngstown-borough/-/10932546/23282118/-/vnfecxz/-/index.html?absolute=true


Pierce

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Dec 4 2013 at 12:15pm #

@marko

When I was younger I used to have a recurring nightmare of doing that behind another car. Since I cycle 99.9% of the time now, I guess that was replaced with the flat tire dream


Marko82

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Dec 5 2013 at 12:08pm #

GERMAN TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A mother and two of her children were injured when their SUV crashed into a home in Fayette County this morning

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/12/05/vehicle-crashes-into-german-twp-home/


Marko82

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Dec 5 2013 at 12:10pm #

The driver hit the old barber shop at the corner of Mayflower Street and Lincoln Avenue, and then left the scene

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/12/05/driver-flees-after-crashing-into-larimer-building/


Marko82

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Dec 6 2013 at 6:29pm #

SOUTH FAYETTE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A South Fayette Township home sustained extensive damage this afternoon when a car crashed right through the outside and into the kitchen

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/12/06/car-crashes-into-kitchen-of-south-fayette-twp-home/


Steven

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Dec 7 2013 at 12:07am #

“The accident happened around 3 p.m. at Deer Watch Road and Meeting House Road.”

So did deer watch road meeting house?


Marko82

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Dec 11 2013 at 6:15pm #

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A cough or a sneeze may have caused a Comcast driver to crash his van into a Ross Township home, a witness said. http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/cough-or-sneeze-may-have-caused-comcast-driver-cra/ncHNm/


Marko82

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Dec 12 2013 at 12:10pm #

SHALER (KDKA) – The driver of an SUV was injured after crashing into a building in Shaler early Thursday morning. http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/12/12/man-injured-after-suv-crashes-into-shaler-building/


jonawebb

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Dec 12 2013 at 12:13pm #

BTW, I heard of a car into building at Forbes and Murray Monday morning after the snow — does anyone know anything else?


Pierce

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Dec 12 2013 at 6:40pm #

If drivers don’t want to run into buildings, first they need to obey the rules of the road

How many of these cars do you think were driving under or at the speed limit?


buffalo buffalo

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Dec 12 2013 at 6:58pm #

Marko82 wrote:A cough or a sneeze may have caused a Comcast driver to crash his van into a Ross Township home, a witness said

For all the ones where someone claims they hit the gas instead of the brake…. This is the one that I’ve actually feared doing myself.


erok

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Dec 13 2013 at 9:24am #

Another local business.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/driver-loses-control-crashes-highland-park-busines/ncKMG/


salty

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Dec 13 2013 at 10:14am #

Yes, someone crashed into the Sq. Hill library on Monday (or Tuesday?) Can’t find a link but I saw it on wpxi and it didn’t really look like the work of someone obeying the 25mph speed limit.


Marko82

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Jan 12 2014 at 6:15pm #

NORTH BEAVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
A woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash sent one car into a house in Lawrence County on Saturday night.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/1-woman-dead-after-vehicle-runs-stop-sign-crashes-/nckgH/


Marko82

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Jan 12 2014 at 6:16pm #

MERCER COUNTY, Pa. —
State police in Mercer County said a man failed to stop at an intersection along state Route 58 and hit a house on Saturday, causing severe damage to the home.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/drunken-driving-charged-after-truck-hits-mercer-co/nckmY/


erok

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Jan 16 2014 at 2:36pm #

Car crashes into an auto care shop in Stanton Heights

A man crashed a car into a Stanton Heights auto care shop this afternoon, Pittsburgh police said.

Officers from the city’s Zone 5 station in Highland Park were called to Hi-Tech Auto Care in the 6300 block of Butler Street about 1:30 p.m., Sgt. Ray Rippole said.

Police suspect the driver might have been under the influence of drugs and are taking him for blood tests, the sergeant said.

A 1-year-old child was also in the car and is being taken to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC for an evaluation, he said.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/01/16/Car-crashes-into-an-auto-care-shop-in-Stanton-Heights/stories/201401160282#ixzz2qalEEhXJ


HiddenVariable

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Jan 19 2014 at 2:10am #

saw this posted on facebook earlier, and couldn’t not share. i feel like i probably mentioned earlier in the thread that buffalo thought it was having an epidemic a few years back; it really makes one wonder just how often this sort of craziness happens.


salty

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Jan 19 2014 at 3:06am #

I would say there is at least one a day on the ch 11 AM news.

In general they spend half the show talking about car crashes, there are at least 3 a day bad enough to make the news. That’s in addition to having a person dedicated to talking about traffic every 11 minutes or whatever, who also talks about crashes a lot. When that’s not on, there are commercials, mostly about buying more cars. Maybe I should find something else to watch in the AM.


screbner

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Jan 19 2014 at 8:22am #

+1 salty. And the advertisements seem to always demonstrate irresponsible driving behaviors. I guess this helps sell more cars to replace those that their buyers destroy. It is eerily similar to the tobacco ads we used to have on TV. Encouraging bad behavior is morally reprehensible. I try to get my news from sources that don’t expressly support views counter to my personal values.


StuInMcCandless

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Jan 19 2014 at 10:05am #

Four seconds of looking at the Buffalo map and I can tell you one thing: That pretty much describes suburban sprawl. Orchard Park, on the southern edge, has several. Six miles east is East Aurora, which has zero. OP is commercial Sprawlville, particularly on the north end, EA has so far managed to stay mainly sprawl-free.


rice rocket

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Jan 19 2014 at 9:34pm #

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/woman-taken-hospital-after-driving-over-wall-polis/nctHZ/

Does this count?


salty

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Jan 20 2014 at 6:07pm #

I’d say a wall counts the same as a building.

What about the drunk who crashed in the tunnel with his family in tow today?

If those don’t count, Ch. 11 just showed a “DEVELOPING STORY” video of a car embedded in the side of a barn.


Marko82

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Jan 20 2014 at 7:49pm #

^Why his aim is so bad he couldn’t hit the side of a… oh never mind.


Marko82

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Jan 22 2014 at 12:12pm #

PITTSBURGH — A 17-year-old was arrested after leading police on a chase in a stolen car and eventually crashing in the Strip District Wednesday morning, officials said.

Authorities said the chase ended when the driver crashed into a Guardian Storage Facility garage at 29th Street and Liberty Avenue.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/police-17-year-old-leads-officers-chase-stolen-car/ncxpq/


Pierce

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Jan 22 2014 at 5:04pm #

@salty

He was a baaaad driver


Marko82

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Jan 23 2014 at 5:44pm #

A rare two-fer: a car hits a house in Butler Co. and then an SUV hits a tree in front of the same house fifteen minutes later. It comes at about 2:15 in the video

http://www.wpxi.com/videos/news/black-ice-to-blame-in-several-thursday-morning/vCPFHT/


StuInMcCandless

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Jan 23 2014 at 5:47pm #

How often does someone wreck at Liberty & 29th? Who is it among the cycling community that works there and sees the constant carnage?


buffalo buffalo

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Jan 23 2014 at 5:50pm #

StuInMcCandless wrote:How often does someone wreck at Liberty & 29th? Who is it among the cycling community that works there and sees the constant carnage?

If I recall correctly, 8dot3 works nearby.


HiddenVariable

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Jan 24 2014 at 11:26am #

i work right near guardian, though i was out the day the car hit it. there have been three buildings hit within about a block since march, i think. it really is an awful place to be on foot, too. pretty terrifying.


pinky

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Jan 26 2014 at 9:39am #

AMAZING NEWS from this morning! Nobody has hit anything!

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/breaking/2014/01/26/Highways-free-of-serious-accidents-this-morning/stories/201401260189

Holy shiz, guys. We expect it so much that it’s now news when nobody wrecks.

Also, the repeated use of “accident” is irking me. I thought the PG made a change to their house style rules?


Marko82

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Jan 26 2014 at 11:49am #

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
An SUV crashed into the GNC store at Settlers Ridge in Robinson Township Saturday

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/suv-crashes-robinson-twp-store/nc25n/


Benzo

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Jan 27 2014 at 12:28pm #

Marko82 wrote:A rare two-fer: a car hits a house in Butler Co. and then an SUV hits a tree in front of the same house fifteen minutes later. It comes at about 2:15 in the video

Black ice is not to blame as the story states, people driving too fast when the road is obviously half covered in snow, that’s who I would blame.


Marko82

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Feb 2 2014 at 11:09pm #

WILKINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Two homes were damaged after being struck by a car Sunday afternoon in Wilkins Township.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/vehicle-crashes-2-wilkins-twp-homes/nc93N/



salty

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Feb 3 2014 at 12:41am #

That’s like making a 7-10 split! Congrats to the driver!


Mikhail

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Feb 3 2014 at 8:58am #

salty wrote:That’s like making a 7-10 split! Congrats to the driver!

Those are not drivers fauts. Those are that damn building faults. Buildings either stays in incorrect places or they try to cross the road when one does not expect it!


rgrasmus

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Feb 3 2014 at 9:21am #

Mikhail wrote:
Those are not drivers fauts. Those are that damn building faults. Buildings either stays in incorrect places or they try to cross the road when one does not expect it!

Any word yet on whether either of the buildings were wearing helmets?


reddan

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Feb 3 2014 at 9:37am #

Mikhail wrote:
Those are not drivers fauts. Those are that damn building faults. Buildings either stays in incorrect places or they try to cross the road when one does not expect it!

Any word yet on whether either of the buildings were wearing helmets?

No, but they were moving far more slowly than prevailing traffic.


Marko82

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Feb 3 2014 at 11:16pm #

NORTH VERSAILLES — An SUV crashed into the North Versailles Walmart Monday

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/suv-crashes-north-versailles-walmart/ndB8B/


edmonds59

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Feb 6 2014 at 1:07pm #

I usually get profound thoughts in the morning as I take a shower. This morning, it occurred to me that there needs to be penalties for crashing a motor vehicle, and that the penalties need to be equivalent to discharging a firearm unlawfully in public. If the logic of penalizing the discharge of firearms unlawfully (i.e. usually a criminal offense and relatively severe) is that a bystander might be hurt or killed, regardless of whether or not anyone actually is, then it is exactly equivalent to crashing a vehicle. In that circumstance, “it was an accident” does not fly.
To NOT penalize motor vehicle operators for an action exactly equivalent to discharging a weapon is patently unfair to gun owners.
Feel free to discuss.

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