Cars hitting buildings, vol. II
“Vehicle crashes into Ohio township restaurant”
No injuries reported. The incident is under investigation
Driver killed when car crashes into East Hills store
A man died early Thursday when a car crashed into an East Hills convenience store.
Emergency crews were called to the 8300 block of Frankstown Avenue shortly after 3 a.m.
Leon Spearman III, 28, was the only person in the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the car was traveling outbound on Frankstown Avenue at a high rate of speed when Spearman lost control near Dornbush Street, ran over a curb and struck a telephone pole.
As a result, the vehicle flipped and the passenger side of the vehicle hit the building.
Spearman was not wearing a seatbelt.
Police Investigating After Car Crashes Into Washington Beer Distributor
Police Investigating After Truck Crashes Into Washington Beer Distributor
According to Washington Police, 24-year-old Aurora McMahon was behind the wheel of a red Chevy pickup truck. After she allegedly crashed into the business, she backed out of the parking lot, got back on Jefferson Avenue and traveled about two blocks before parking under an overpass.
Police eventually tracked her down and took her to Washington Hospital. She has since been discharged, but it is unclear if she has been charged.
I had to crash through the wall. There wasn’t any other way to get a 6 pack.
3 injured when car crashes into front of West Mifflin home
PITTSBURGH —A vehicle backed into a home in Pittsburgh’s East Hills neighborhood late Sunday night.
The incident happened along Wilner Drive.
The vehicle jumped a curb and went through a window.
There were people in the home at the time but no one was hurt.
Police have not said if the driver will be cited.
A two-vehicle crash results in an SUV going into a Pitt bookstore:
3 people were injured.
More on the Pitt bookstore crash:
The driver, Mr Bozzo (so close) fled the scene but was later returned to it by his father. He’s been charged with a DUI, leaving the scene of an accident (sic) and other counts.
also: The original story had Pitt’s spokesman shrugging because apparently no Pitt people were involved, so they don’t have anything to say about the obviously dangerous driving on&around their campus. (Recall that after Susan Hicks was killed, Pitt’s only statement was that they were adding bike racks and incentives for more people to get to campus by means other than driving…)
Now of course it turns out both drivers were students, according to the Pitt News, which also has photos from the scene: http://pittnews.com/article/111274/top-stories/police-searching-driver-two-car-crash/
Driver hospitalized after vehicle crashes into Tarentum home’s porch
“This could have been a tragedy, a thousand times worse because there’s a lot of children that play here. The car could have hit the kids and who knows what else,” he said. “So I’m very fortunate that everyone is safe.”
The Trib has this photo of the house in Tarentum.
My comment on the story:
I do not see how, if the driver was backing up, the car ended up facing opposite the house 75 feet away. Note also the scrape mark next to the left-most cone. I would sooner believe the driver was going forward, well over 25 mph, veered off the left side of the road, took out the porch, and finally stopped 75 feet later.
Car crashes into daycare in the West End, hits gas meter, causes small fire:
Truck hits Washington County home, inches away from sleeping 2-year-old boy
“He took out the neighbor’s mailbox, hit the road side before barreling into our house,” she said.
Simmons said after the truck came to a stop, the driver attempted to leave.
“I said, ‘You’re not going nowhere until the police arrive.’ He kept saying, ‘Pull me out, and I’ll go to Sheetz, get my donut and go home,’” she said.
A few weeks old but…
BALDWIN, Pa. – An SUV slid off an icy road Wednesday morning in Baldwin and slammed into a house.
“It’s unbelievable. The car was inside the house,” said homeowner Kathy Laboon.
She and her husband rent the home on Curry Road to a young family, including a baby who was thrown from his crib by the impact.
Car plunges into Fayette county pool:
From Milwaukee, so I considered putting this in the out-of-town thread, but the visual is a better fit here.
The tweet I got this from:
Just a periodic reminder that bicycles hardly ever fly off the road and crash through houses. https://t.co/KxaPel0fq6
— Ted Rogers (@bikinginla) May 27, 2017
Cars hitting signs.
Penn Ave at Dallas Ave, eastbound. Recall that a car flipped and someone died a few blocks beyond here in 2015. http://bikepgh.org/message-board/topic/cars-hitting-buildings/page/25/#post-320670
Apparently it’s difficult for drivers to stay on Penn Ave, as it bends left near Dallas. If Penn Ave we resurfaced in cobblestones, that would slow the cars.
I just 311’d this one last week.
Given that the driver fled, I suspect either DUI or unlicensed driving, or both.
Red & I saw one yesterday in Carrick, but unfortunately didn’t get a photo.
Work van went onto the sidewalk and crashed/wedged itself between a utility pole and a building on Churchview ave. I was going to go back to get a pic, but figured the firemen had enough to deal with.
Sketchy details from a tweet, but car into a Springdale pizza shop after a police chase.
State police are looking for a Brackenridge man after they said he fled a traffic stop and crashed into a house and garage in Pittsburgh’s Elliott neighborhood early Tuesday.
Driver hits home in West View, then flees the scene:
PAT bus hits two cars, then the Brookline Cannon…. pushes it across the street.
Was the cannon wearing a helmet?
I think they should have to get insurance & a yearly inspection too.
If there’s audio of these PG quotes of bus vs cannon we could make a pittsburgh version of the Bed Intruder video.
“A bad day for community landmarks” — someone ‘misjudged the turn’ and drove into the large “Pittsburgh’s Little Italy” sign on Liberty at Main St last night.
Driver mistakes gas for brake in Beaver biz district.
That’s the leading theory behind the floor mat/accelerator stuck Toyota deaths.
@edronline – That podcast was a good listen. Heard it a month or two ago. Their assertions didn’t really surprise me, but they definitely convinced me that there is little evidence that it’s the car’s fault.
Radiolab has a recent podcast about self driving cars and the trolly problem.
One injured after a car went into a house in Whitehall
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