1 person hospitalized, tow truck caught fire after crash in Pittsburgh’s Hays neighborhood

Allegheny County dispatchers said police, firefighters and medics were sent to Glass Run Road near the Glenwood Bridge at around 8:28 p.m.

Crews on the scene said a vehicle crashed into the tow truck’s gas tank.

Source: 1 person hospitalized, tow truck caught fire after crash in Pittsburgh’s Hays neighborhood

Police: Juvenile robbed taxi driver in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood

A taxi/ride-hail driver was robbed in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood, police said.

According to Pittsburgh police, officers were called to the 240 block of Winston Street at around 4:48 p.m. for reports of a strong-arm robbery.

Source: Police: Juvenile robbed taxi driver in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood

Gas prices: $3.59 on Route 30 in North Versailles, North Huntingdon

While the average price in the Pittsburgh area remains around $4 per gallon, a small stretch of gas stations along Route 30 is lowering the bar.

Three locations along Route 30 in North Huntingdon and North Versailles are offering gas at $3.59 per gallon, 40 cents cheaper than the regional average. The lower prices are a trend in recent months according to folks in the area.

“I travel two hours to work and I definitely get my gas here,” said Sheri Zuick, of North Huntingdon. “It’s so much cheaper here.”

A number of gas stations along Route 30 in North Huntingdon are below the regional average.

“It’s strange,” said Jay Griffen, of Irwin. “Some people I work with that work in the city make it a point during their lunch break to buy gas here.”

According to AAA, gas prices in the region remain about 70 cents per gallon higher than this time a year ago. Prices have dropped in recent months nationwide.

Source: Gas prices: $3.59 on Route 30 in North Versailles, North Huntingdon

Young woman dead after shooting in Duquesne, police say – WPXI

DUQUESNE, Pa. — A young woman is dead after a shooting in the city of Duquesne, police say.

Allegheny County dispatchers confirm that police and medics were sent to the 700 block of Priscilla Avenue at around 5:13 p.m.

Authorities found a victim shot at the scene. The victim later died at the scene.

Police said the victim was a passenger inside of a burgundy Chevy Cruze when the shooting happened.

Source: Young woman dead after shooting in Duquesne, police say – WPXI

Ford pickup recall

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling more than 277,000 pickup trucks and cars in the U.S. because the rear view camera lens can get cloudy and reduce visibility for the driver.

The recall covers certain F-250, 350 and 450 trucks as well as the Lincoln Continental, all from the 2017 through 2020 model years. The recalled vehicles have a 360-degree camera system.

Ford says the anti-reflective lens on the cameras can degrade, causing a cloudy image. The company says it has more than 8,800 warranty reports in the U.S. due to the problem.

Dealers will replace the camera at no cost to owners. Ford will notify owners by letter starting Sept. 12.

Source: Ford pickup recall

Truck crashes into overpass, scrapes off roof in Pittsburgh’s Woods Run neighborhood – WPXI

BREAKING: A truck drove under an overpass and didn’t quite fit, scraping its entire roof off as it tried to drive away.

PITTSBURGH — A truck drove under an overpass and didn’t quite fit, scraping its entire roof off as it tried to drive away.

PHOTOS: Truck crashes into overpass, scrapes off roof in Pittsburgh’s Woods Run neighborhood

According to Allegheny County 911, crews were called to the area of New Beaver and Eckert Street in Pittsburgh’s Woods Run neighborhood for reports of the accident.

Our crew at the scene saw the roof of the truck at an upright angle, the truck itself underneath the overpass.

Source: Truck crashes into overpass, scrapes off roof in Pittsburgh’s Woods Run neighborhood – WPXI

Police: Man injured in Hempfield road rage incident | TribLIVE.com

A man was hurt Friday after a witness said he tried to stop a motorist from leaving what was described as a road rage incident in a Hempfield shopping plaza, according to court papers.

State police made an arrest within 20 minutes after finding the suspect in Hempfield Plaza along Route 30. Derek R. Walters, 41, of Hempfield, is charged with aggravated assault by vehicle, reckless endangerment and related offenses.

Troopers were called at 10:30 a.m. and found the injured man being treated by Mutual Aid paramedics. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of road rash and a cut on his head, police said.

The man told investigators that Walters tried to pass him on Hempfield Plaza Boulevard, which runs behind Walmart and Sam’s Club, according to court papers. A confrontation between the two motorists ensued nearby in a parking lot and Walters retrieved a tire iron, which police said he used to hit the other man’s vehicle.

The injured man attempted to stop Walters from leaving the scene by holding on to his Jeep Cherokee but was dragged by the SUV as Walters drove away, according to court papers.

Source: Police: Man injured in Hempfield road rage incident | TribLIVE.com

Three teenagers from the Pittsburgh area taken to the hospital following Mercer County crash

Three teenagers from the Pittsburgh area were taken to a hospital following a crash in Mercer County on Friday afternoon.

The crash happened along Tower Road in Springfield Township.

The vehicle slid off the road on a curve, hit a tree and then overturned.

The driver was taken to a hospital for medical evaluation.

Also taken to a hospital were the woman’s two passengers, a 19-year-old woman from West Newton and an 18-year-old woman from Pittsburgh.

None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

Source: Three teenagers from the Pittsburgh area taken to the hospital following Mercer County crash

California to Ban the Sale of New Gasoline Cars – The New York Times

The decision, to take effect by 2035, will very likely speed a wider transition to electric vehicles because many other states follow California’s standards.

California regulators on Thursday will vote to put in place a sweeping plan to restrict and ultimately ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars, state officials said, a move that the state’s governor described as the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine.

The new policy, detailed Wednesday morning in a news conference, is widely expected to accelerate the global transition toward electric vehicles. Not only is California the largest auto market in the United States, but more than a dozen other states typically follow California’s lead when setting their own auto emissions standards.

If those states follow through, and most are expected to adopt similar rules, the restrictions would apply to about a third of the United States auto market.

Source: California to Ban the Sale of New Gasoline Cars – The New York Times

Police: Driver fell asleep behind the wheel, leading to head-on crash in Clarion County that killed two

State police said a 34-year-old man fell asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle, leading to a head-on crash in Clarion County that killed two people.

The crash happened around 5 p.m. Monday.

The driver of that second vehicle, Carrie Hunt, 54, of Clarion, was pronounced dead on the scene.

A passenger in that second vehicle, Gilbert Slaugenhaupt, 73, of Shippenville, died after being taken to the hospital.

A 43-year-old woman who was in the backseat of the second vehicle was flown to a Pittsburgh-area hospital with injuries.

Police said the 34-year-old man driving the first vehicle told them he had just left work and believed he had fallen asleep behind the wheel.

Source: Police: Driver fell asleep behind the wheel, leading to head-on crash in Clarion County that killed two

McKees Rocks, PA – Helen Ringeisen Killed in Bus Crash at McCoy Rd & Neville Ave

McKees Rocks, PA (August 20, 2022) – A woman was killed in a bus accident that took place at an intersection in McKees Rocks on Friday afternoon, August 19.

Pittsburgh officials confirmed that the accident took place around 4:12 p.m. at the intersection of McCoy Road and Neville Avenue. Police confirmed that a vehicle was traveling near the intersection when it was involved in a head-on collision with a Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus due to reasons that are not entirely known.

Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. A woman inside the passenger vehicle, who has since been identified as 54-year-old Helen Ringeisen, was rushed to the hospital but was tragically pronounced dead while there due to severe injuries. The driver of the passenger vehicle was injured and rushed to the hospital but their current condition is not yet known.

The roadway was blocked at the intersection for some time following the crash. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.

We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident.

Source: McKees Rocks, PA – Helen Ringeisen Killed in Bus Crash at McCoy Rd & Neville Ave

Local woman dies after head-on collision with Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus

KENNEDY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A woman was killed and another person was injured after the car they were traveling in collided head-on with a Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus.

According to Pittsburgh Regional Transit spokesperson Adam Brandolph, the crash happened on McCoy Road at Neville Avenue in Kennedy Township around 4:12 p.m. Friday.

The passenger of the car, identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as 54-year-old Helen Ringeisen, from Bridgeville, died at a hospital from injuries she sustained in the crash.

Brandolph said the driver of the car was also taken to a local hospital with injuries.

Port Authority police are investigating.

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Source: Local woman dies after head-on collision with Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus

Pittsburgh police searching for vehicle after armed carjacking in Shadyside – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police are searching for a vehicle after an armed carjacking on Wednesday night.

Police were called to the 400 block of Shady Avenue at 8:15 p.m.

According to a release, a vehicle was taken at gunpoint in the area between Sellers and Howe streets.

Police are searching for a 2009 maroon Honda Accord with an Ohio license plate, with the plate number FMZ4144.

Source: Pittsburgh police searching for vehicle after armed carjacking in Shadyside – WPXI

Fatal crash shuts down portion of Route 51 in Fayette County on Tuesday morning

A fatal crash shut down a portion of Route 51 in North Union Township, Fayette County.

The crash happened around just before 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The wreckage from the crash caused a shut down of the northbound lanes in the area.

State police said the two-vehicle crash happened near the Jim Shorkey dealership between a box truck and a Saturn SUV.

The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead on scene. Their name has not been released.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Source: Fatal crash shuts down portion of Route 51 in Fayette County

Anne Heche in critical condition following fiery car crash – CNN

 

(CNN)Anne Heche remains hospitalized and in intensive care after a car she was driving crashed into a residence in Los Angeles on Friday and became engulfed in flames.

“Anne is in the ICU, she’s lucky to be alive. She has severe burns and has a long recovery ahead. Her team and her family are still trying to process what led up to the crash,” a source close to Heche told CNN Saturday morning.
Overhead view of the scene

The vehicle was traveling at a high speed when it ran off the road and collided with a residence, Los Angeles Police Public Information Officer Jeff Lee told CNN on Friday.
Heche was taken to a hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics in critical condition. It took firefighters more than an hour to “access, confine and fully extinguish the stubborn flames within the heavily damaged structure,” the LAFD said.

Source: Anne Heche in critical condition following fiery car crash – CNN

1 person in critical condition after rollover crash in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — A rollover accident happened near UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood Monday afternoon.

According to Allegheny County 911, police, fire and EMS units were called to the intersection of Penn Avenue and 44th Street at 3:20 p.m.

Pittsburgh police originally said two people were injured in the crash but later said only one person was hurt. The single occupant was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Source: 1 person in critical condition after rollover crash in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood – WPXI

Man dead following crash in Westmoreland County

A man was killed in a crash in North Huntingdon, Westmoreland County.

The crash happened a little after 9 p.m. Saturday on Maple Lane.

The coroner’s office said Cubakovic did not turn on the left curve in the roadway and instead struck a large rock/tree. He was pronounced dead on scene.

The cause of death was blunt force injuries due to the crash and the manner of death an accident, according to the coroner’s office.

Source: Man dead following crash in Westmoreland County

Gas prices hit new record high | The Hill

 

 

Gas prices hit a new record high on Sunday, climbing to a national average of $5.01 for a gallon of gas, according to AAA.

The average spiked about 16 cents from last week as summer rolled in and Americans started driving more for vacations, trips and outings.

Americans have watched prices at the pump soar since 2021 and then accelerate this year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Now, gas prices have shattered records. In California, the average for a gallon of gas climbed to $6.43 on Sunday, the highest in the country.

Even states with typically lower averages, such as Texas and Mississippi, are seeing gas prices inch past $4.50 per gallon.

The latest record comes after inflation hit a 40-year high in May, driven by increases in government spending during the pandemic, international turmoil, disrupted supply chains and increased consumer demand in a period of post-COVID-19 restrictions.

Source: Gas prices hit new record high | The Hill

More than a dozen vehicles vandalized inside Downtown Pittsburgh parking garage – WPXI

Windshields, back windows and mirrors were smashed on vehicles parked on several floors of the Oliver Garage.

It’s not clear when this happened, and if this was the only garage hit Downtown.

Source: More than a dozen vehicles vandalized inside Downtown Pittsburgh parking garage – WPXI

Pickup truck crashes into utility pole in Pittsburgh

Police, firefighters and paramedics were all called to the scene after a pickup truck crashed into a utility pole in Pittsburgh’s Lincoln Place neighborhood.

The crash happened around 4:45 a.m. Tuesday on the 5300 block of Mifflin Road.

Duquesne Light crews were called to the scene to make repairs to the utility pole.

Mifflin Road was shut down while crews were on the scene but reopened shortly before 6:10 a.m.

Source: Pickup truck crashes into utility pole in Pittsburgh

Police officers free man from burning car following crash in Downtown Pittsburgh

The crash happened late Thursday night

Pittsburgh Public Safety said three officers who happened to be in the area came upon the burning car, reached in and freed the unconscious man from the vehicle.

The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition

The officers were not hurt when they rescued sthe man..

Five passengers and a bus driver were on board the Port Authority bus that was involved in the crash.

Four of the five passengers were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Source: Police officers free man from burning car following crash in Downtown Pittsburgh

Driver becomes trapped during rollover crash in East Pittsburgh

Crash happened on Monday night

A driver became trapped in a vehicle after a rollover crash in East Pittsburgh.

The crash happened a little before 10:15 Monday on the 700 block of Braddock Avenue.

The condition of the driver has not been released through that person was reported to be conscious at the scene.

Source: Driver becomes trapped during rollover crash in East Pittsburgh

Small plane crashes into Florida bridge, killing one person and injuring 5, officials say – CNN

(CNN)A small plane crashed Saturday into the Haulover Inlet Bridge in Florida’s Miami-Dade County, killing one person and injuring five others, authorities said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement a single-engine Cessna aircraft flying from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport lost power and struck a vehicle on the bridge while landing.
The plane carrying a pilot and two passengers was traveling northbound and hit a SUV traveling southbound before catching fire, the Miami Dade Police Department said in a news release.
Once firefighters put out the flames, they discovered a deceased person inside the plane, the release said.
A woman and two toddlers were inside the SUV and transported to a local hospital for medical evaluations.
Video taken from the balcony of a nearby hotel by Miami resident Alex Huberman showed the small, wrecked plane on fire, with dark smoke rising from it.
Several feet away from the plane was a maroon-colored SUV, which appeared to have sustained extensive damage, the video shows, suggesting it may be the vehicle the plane struck when attempting to land.
Huberman said he saw at least two people get out of the plane, adding several people were put on stretchers by emergency personnel.

Source: Small plane crashes into Florida bridge, killing one person and injuring 5, officials say – CNN

1 person hurt after car hit pole in Bloomfield, another car barely misses Chipotle – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — Allegheny 911 confirmed to Channel 11 that police, fire and EMS were on the scene of an incident in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood.

Units were called to the 4800 block of Baum Boulevard at 5:06 p.m.

Our crew on scene saw one car crashed into a pole while an SUV was pressing against the door of the Chipotle restaurant.

County 911 said one person was taken to the hospital from the scene.

Source: 1 person hurt after car hit pole in Bloomfield, another car barely misses Chipotle – WPXI

3 killed in pileup of dozens of vehicles in Pennsylvania snow squall, officials say

A portion of Interstate 81 was closed and at least 20 people were transported to local hospitals, according to the Schuylkill County Emergency Management.

A pileup during a spring snow squall in Pennsylvania on Monday involving 50 to 60 vehicles killed at least three people and resulted in multiple injuries, officials said.

A portion of Interstate 81 about 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia was closed until further notice and at least 20 people were transported to local hospitals, according to Schuylkill County Emergency Management.

Three people died in the accident, according to John Mika, Schuylkill County Coroner’s Office.

Source: 3 killed in pileup of dozens of vehicles in Pennsylvania snow squall, officials say

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