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Marko82
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Hey, what about us 1D people?


sloaps
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B.S.
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I’ve actually known this guy for the last 10 years. Older Ex-drug addict, off the wall kinda guy, I’m gussing he was scared, and confused, not an excuse, but perhaps an explanation. I could see a coughing fit, long time smoker, has the smokers voice, earned him the nickname “Froggy”. Just glad no one was hurt.


B.S.
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Working with the public in northside has given me the oppertunity to meet alot of interesting folk.


ejwme
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Marko, I think in Flatland that makes you a woman, and obligated to emit a “peace-cry” as you walk to warn others of your presence.

First thing I thought of when I read that update was “Poor guy.” Glad he’s managing to make some better decisions now. Thanks for the perspective, BS.


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1 Dead After Vehicle Slams Into Building In Butler County

BUTLER (KDKA) — City of Butler Police are investigating after a pickup truck slammed into a building overnight claiming the life of one man.

Police say 31-year-old Matthew Aaron Scott of Butler was traveling north on Hansen Avenue around 3 a.m. when he jumped a traffic island and careened into a vacant building.

Scott was pronounced dead at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Police say the pickup truck Scott was driving was totaled in the crash.

Meanwhile, the building has substantial damage.

A side wall collapsed during initial repairs.

The building had recently been put up for sale and the owner was unsure how long repairs would take.


Pseudacris
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http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/car-crashes-new-castle-home-narrowly-missing-sleep/nLPt9/

A New Castle mother is counting her blessings after a near-miss involving her 11-week-old son.

Brandi Kyle said she had just put her son down for a nap in his playpen in the living room of their Pearson Street home when a car crashed into their house.

“I just heard an incredibly loud crash,” Kyle said. “I thought the fish tank fell over.”

Kyle’s 95-year-old neighbor hit the gas instead of the brake and crashed into the side of their house.

The impact was the exact spot where the baby was sleeping on the other side of the wall.

Kyle said a bottle of baby powder in the boy’s playpen threw off a cloud of dust after the impact.

“It was hazy and I couldn’t really tell what was going on at first,” Kyle said. “I saw the wall was broken and couldn’t figure out what was going on. Then I saw the car in the window and realized it almost came all the way through the wall.”

The baby escaped the crash unharmed, Kyle said.

“It was pretty scary,” Kyle said. “I was definitely worried.”

Kyle said she plans to move the playpen away from the outside wall.

The driver, whose name has not been released, was checked out by doctors and is doing OK, officials said.


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“The baby, who was not wearing a helmet, escaped the crash unharmed, Kyle said.”


HiddenVariable
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“The baby, who was not wearing a helmet, escaped the crash unharmed, Kyle said.”

HiddenVariable likes this.


erok
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Driver crashes vehicle into Moon Township convenience store

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police are investigating what caused a driver to crash into a popular convenience store in Moon Township on Friday.

The crash happened at the Unimart along Fern Hollow Road near Hometown Pizza.

The building suffered extensive damage, and photos from the scene show the car inside the front of the store.

There is no word on whether the driver was injured.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/driver-crashes-vehicle-moon-township-convenience-s/nLbf9/


dwillen
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A hit and run in Greenfield!

GREENFIELD, Pa. — A vehicle crashed into a Greenfield business Friday night.

WTAE cameras arrived just moments after the crash at the CoGo’s on Beechwood Boulevard.

The impact knocked out power to parts of the building.

Emergency officials said police arrived to find the driver had fled the scene.

No further details were immediately available.

http://www.wtae.com/r/30751264/detail.html


sloaps
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I know that GoGos; not a single helmet in the store.


jeg
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Mick
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Say! Why don’t we hit the convenience store on the way home?


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ieverhart
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StuInMcCandless
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At least the police car hit a semi-forgiving pole and not head-on into a 17-ton bus.


sloaps
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car into a house outside Grove City causes $50,000 in damages. Driver admits to speeding…


stefb
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And in Oakland last night, Someone runs SUV into telephone pole.


rsprake
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I save all of these that I happen to catch at sillydrivers.tumblr.com.


sloaps
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27 pages!?

check yur h t emml hotlinking, ryan.


rsprake
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Edited. Not sure what happened there.

Can you imagine how many there would be if I actually tried to keep up with it all?


sloaps
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I imagine alot:

alot of accident


StuInMcCandless
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stefb
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Ha!


erok
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can’t really figure out how this happened, but it was an elderly driver

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/elderly-woman-stable-condition-after-flipping-car/nMbXP/

sad


erok
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and here’s someone’s house in north huntington…wrecked


dmtroyer
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some sort of police chase this evening led to some scraped up cars on my street and the chasee’s grand cherokee stopped by the porch pillar of a house near elb and n euclid.


Lou M.
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Yea I just missed this. Saw all the cops heading that way though.


zjc2a
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I just bike through and saw this, there were 3 cop cars talking with some people in front of a house on the corner of Hays and as one was leaving he went after this SUV. The SUV decided to take off down an alley. Both men in the car were caught, even after one took off on foot. There usually is lots of kids playing in the street that time of day, glad no one was hurt due to this reckless driving.

BTW what block of Euclid do you live on Dmtroyer?


dmtroyer
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@that block, the 500 block. you are right there are almost always kids playing on the sidewalk, in the street, or people chatting it up. especially when the weather is nice like it was today.


rsprake
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Should we stop posting these stories? It seems a little self-righteous to me. ;)


quizbot
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FWIW, last night at 9:30 cops were swarming with dogs & maybe 6 cruisers around Stanton / Chislett / Baywood looking for someone. Wondering if it was related to the earlier incident on Euclid.


mwkozak
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Saw this incident last night too. I live up on the 600 block.

I’m surprised things like this don’t happen more often the way people drive up N. Euclid like it’s a highway rather than a side street.

The list of charges against the guy on today’s police blotter fill almost a page (pp. 23-24).

http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/police/blotter/blotter_tuesday.pdf


erok
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Should we stop posting these stories? It seems a little self-righteous to me. ;)

I like this thread. it’s good to point to when people tell us that they don’t have money for bike infrastructure. more money is spent fixing shit that autos break than putting in infrastructure so that people don’t need an auto in the first place.


rsprake
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I like it too. Just being a smart ass.


Dom
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I was actually there when that woman crashed at Duquesne yesterday. My friend actually had to dive out of the way to avoid being crushed!


rsprake
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Terrifying.


Jacob McCrea
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Terrifying indeed. I used to sit on that ledge there and eat lunch between classes. The car’s trunk would have landed on my lap.

@Dom, how did that lady manage to get her car turned over and into that spot? My GF and I looked at the photo in complete disbelief. The only thing we could figure was that she exited the parking garage, tried to go around the “roundabout” or head back toward the music school, and hit the island (not visible in the photo), flipping the car over, all of which would (or should) have occurred at under 15 mph. The incident seems to defy physics.


Dom
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@Dom, how did that lady manage to get her car turned over and into that spot? My GF and I looked at the photo in complete disbelief. The only thing we could figure was that she exited the parking garage, tried to go around the “roundabout” or head back toward the music school, and hit the island (not visible in the photo), flipping the car over, all of which would (or should) have occurred at under 15 mph.

We couldn’t figure it out for sure, but she was coming up the hill from the downtown side, and I think when she saw the line of stopped cars (waiting for crossing students), and hit the gas instead of the brake. She flew up on the side walk and hit another car and swerved and that’s when the car flipped. Still not sure how exactly she pulled it off it happened so fast.

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