911: Somerset County crews respond to vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on PA Turnpike | WJAC

Emergency crews were called to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Friday afternoon after a vehicle versus pedestrian crash, according to Somerset County 911.

Officials say the crash happened westbound near mile marker 114, near the Somerset Exit.

State police say one person was taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center with unknown injuries.

Source: 911: Somerset County crews respond to vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on PA Turnpike | WJAC

1 dead in crash in Franklin Township, Beaver County

One person died in a two-vehicle crash Thursday evening in Franklin Township, Beaver County.

Police said the driver of one of the vehicles died. The coroner identified the victim as James Cunningham, 38, of the Butler area.

Three people were taken to a Pittsburgh hospital, and a fourth person was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital, police said.

No information about the conditions of the patients was available.

The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

Source: 1 dead in crash in Franklin Township, Beaver County

Coroner IDs woman killed in Trafford car crash | TribLIVE.com

Elizabeth E. Hufnagel, 87, was pronounced dead on the scene by Deputy Coroner Steven Grabiak.

According to the coroner’s report, Hufnagel was the passenger of a 2018 Subaru Legacy that was traveling south on Belleau Wood Boulevard around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the vehicle left the roadway, traveled through a yard and collided with a tree.

The condition of the driver, who was not identified, was not provided.

Source: Coroner IDs woman killed in Trafford car crash | TribLIVE.com

Denso fuel pumps recalled in 3.5M Toyotas, Hondas, Fords, Subarus | Autoblog

Auto parts supplier Denso has added 1.5 million vehicles to a recall list for a fuel pump it makes, bringing the total to 3.53 million cars.

The affected model years are 2013-2020.

If you own a vehicle with this fuel pump, Denso says you’ll be notified by the automaker. However, as always with recalls, if you bought the vehicle used, the government and the automaker may not know you’re the current owner. So you should take it upon yourself to enter your car’s VIN at NHTSA’s recall lookup page.

Source: Denso fuel pumps recalled in 3.5M Toyotas, Hondas, Fords, Subarus | Autoblog

Police: Driver was on drugs when she seriously injured pedestrian in Uniontown | Local News | heraldstandard.com

A woman was allegedly under the influence of marijuana when she backed into a pedestrian in a doctor’s office parking lot, causing serious injuries.

Source: Police: Driver was on drugs when she seriously injured pedestrian in Uniontown | Local News | heraldstandard.com

One dead after motorcycle crash in Somerset County | WTAJ – www.wearecentralpa.com

JENNER TWP., SOMERSET CO., Pa. (WTAJ) — A Hooversville man was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcycle crash, State Police out of Somerset report.

The crash occurred on Nov. 8 around 3:39 p.m. when 22-year-old Tanner Friedline was riding his bike in the 5600 block of Penn Avenue in Jenner Township. While traveling north, Friedline reportedly came over a crest in the road and attempted to steer away from an oncoming car before losing control.

Friedline, who police report was wearing a helmet, hit the oncoming car head-on. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car was wearing her seatbelt and no physical injuries were reported for her.

Source: One dead after motorcycle crash in Somerset County | WTAJ – www.wearecentralpa.com

Tractor-trailer overturned on Pa. turnpike in Westmoreland County

Crash blocked all westbound lanes early Tuesday morning

A tractor-trailer overturned on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Westmoreland County on Tuesday morning.

The crash happened Tuesday around 6 a.m., blocking all westbound lanes near milepost 85.5 in the area between Donegal and New Stanton.

Drivers were told to expect delays.

Source: Tractor-trailer overturned on Pa. turnpike in Westmoreland County

More than a dozen killed in fiery gas-tanker blast on Mexican highway

A gas tanker explosion along a Mexican highway killed at least a dozen people on Monday, according to reports.

The massive blast shook the busy Guadalajara-Tepic highway shortly before 11 a.m., sending motorists scrambling from their cars for safety, the Spanish-language newspaper El Universal said in a report.

Dramatic video posted on Twitter shows motorists leaving their cars and walking towards what appears to be a collision on the road ahead — only to scramble for their lives in the other direction when a burst of fire and smoke erupts in front of them.

Authorities said the explosion was caused by a tanker truck lugging natural gas that crashed into three other vehicles, bursting into flames, according to Mexico’s Milenio newspaper.

At least five people were killed in a pickup truck at the scene, three others while inside a Honda car, and three others in an unidentified vehicle

Source: More than a dozen killed in fiery gas-tanker blast on Mexican highway

Minivan driver extricated, hospitalized after crashing into Port Authority Bus | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rescue crews worked to free a man after he became trapped inside a minivan that crashed into a Port Authority bus Friday night in the Strip District. The driver was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

Pittsburgh police, fire and EMS responded to the crash scene in the 1600 block of Liberty Avenue around 6:30 p.m., Public Safety spokesperson Maurice Matthews said.

The bus operator and one passenger were inside the bus at the time, Mr. Matthews said. The passenger told responders they had a minor injury and was transported to a local hospital to be evaluated.

Police temporarily shut down Liberty Avenue in both directions. Port Authority Police are investigating.

Source: Minivan driver extricated, hospitalized after crashing into Port Authority Bus | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ford Issues Two Recalls That Include 2014–16, 2020 Explorer

  • Ford has issued two recalls, including one for the 2014 to 2016 Taurus and Explorer as well as the 2014 Edge, and another for the 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator.
  • There are 15,587 vehicles affected in the first recall and 10,905 being recalled in the second.
  • In both recalls, if the affected parts fail, it can lead to a loss of power while driving or unintentional vehicle movement while the vehicle is stopped.

Ford has issued two separate recalls today, including one for the 2014 to 2016 Taurus and Explorer as well as the 2014 Edge, and another for the 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator. The first recall, for a total of 15,587 U.S. vehicles, is to replace a link shaft bracket that could fracture and lead to a loss of power while driving or cause the parking function to fail leading to the vehicle rolling while in park. The second recall of the 2020 models, for a total of 10,905 U.S. vehicles, is for a driveshaft that could fracture along a welding seam, causing either unintentional vehicle movement or a loss of power when driving.

Source: Ford Issues Two Recalls That Include 2014–16, 2020 Explorer