MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Several students from the Mount Pleasant Area School District were hurt Monday evening in a crash in Westmoreland County, the district’s superintendent said.
The head-on crash happened about 5:30 p.m. on Claypike Road in Mount Pleasant Township, officials said.
Four people were flown by medical helicopters to Pittsburgh hospitals, officials told Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE.
CLARION (KDKA) — All lanes were closed Saturday westbound on I-80 between Exit 64 and 60, according to the National Weather Service.A multi-vehicle crash on Saturday near Clarion involving at least 4 tractor trailers closed off traffic between Exit 64: PA 66 South – New Bethlehem/Clarion and Exit 60: PA 66 North – Shippenville.
Police said they received a call about the accident at 8:43 a.m.
Pennsylvania State Police, firefighters and emergency medical services are all on the scene.
There is no word on the condition of the drivers involved in the crash.
Traffic is being diverted at the 64 mile marker westbound. The accident happened between the 61 and 62 mile marker.
An enormous sinkhole swallowed a bus and pedestrians in northwest China, sparking an explosion and killing nine people, state media said Tuesday.Footage showed people at a bus stop running from the collapsing road as the vehicle – jutting into the air – sank into the ground.Several people disappeared into the sinkhole as it spread, including what appeared to be a child. The incident also triggered an explosion inside the hole, video showed.Sinkholes are not unknown in China, where they are often blamed on construction works and the country’s rapid pace of development.The incident occurred at around 5:30 pm (0930 GMT) on Monday in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, the state-run broadcaster CCTV said
State police said two people were also taken to the hospital, but it was unclear how they’d doing.
The crash happened after the car was speeding while making a sharp turn, striking a guard rail, flipping and landed on a hillside.
Investigators said all four people were ejected from the car and neither were wearing seat belts.
Police, fire crews, EMS crews and the coroner were all called to the scene and shut down the road four hours.
A reconstruction team is working to learn more specifics, including how fast the car was traveling.
The speed limit on the road is 45 mph.
PITTSBURGH — A main artery for drivers in Pittsburgh is one of the locations for PennDOT’s new Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program.
A two-mile stretch of Boulevard of the Allies (PA 885) is one of the locations where the mobile speed cameras will be in use.The Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program uses vehicle-mounted systems to detect and record motorists exceeding posted work zone speed limits by 11 mph or more.
A 60-day pre-enforcement period is currently underway. Drivers will be penalized beginning March 4.
- A first offense will result in a warning letter to the registered vehicle owner.
- There will be a $75 fine for a second offense and a $150 fine for third and subsequent offenses.
- These violations are civil penalties only; no points will be assessed to driver’s licenses.
Officials say that a tour bus, two tractor-trailers and a passenger vehicle were involved in the crash at milepost 86 westbound in Mount Pleasant, about 40 miles from Pittsburgh.
Eastbound lanes of the turnpike have reopened as of 4PM. The turnpike was closed to westbound traffic between the New Stanton and Breezewood exits while police investigate.
The tour bus was towed away late Sunday afternoon, several hours after the deadly wreck. Other vehicles involved in the crash were still being removed as the process of clearing the scene continued.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. —
Multiple people are dead and multiple others are in the hospital after a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early Sunday morning, officials have confirmed.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike is closed in both directions between the New Stanton exit and the Breezewood exit while police investigate.
If you are taking the Turnpike headed east, crews are detouring you off at the New Stanton exit. pic.twitter.com/pc2OQjtgV4— Chris Hoffman (@NewsmanChris) January 5, 2020
It’s unclear if there were any injuries in the crash.
The bridge reopened to all traffic shortly after 6 p.m.
The span carries Route 8 across the Allegheny River between the borough of Sharpsburg and the Pittsburgh city neighborhoods of Morningside and Lawrenceville.
Police said an out-of-control car went off the road, hit the fence at one home and then crashed into the porch of another home.
The driver wasn’t hurt but was taken from the scene by police.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies her as 57-year-old Barbara Ann McMillin of the South Side Flats.
No other passengers were inside the vehicle.
The Pittsburgh Police Collision Investigation Unit is looking into the crash.
Duquesne Light crews were also called in because an electrical box was damaged.
PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike will monitor drivers’ speed in construction zones and send tickets by mail to reduce accidents.
Beginning Jan. 4, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Turnpike will begin a 60-day pilot program to formally test what’s called the Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program. The program is designed to cause drivers to slow down in construction areas by setting up speed monitoring equipment in work areas.
After the pilot program is finished, the two state agencies expect to deploy private contractors in white Jeep Cherokee SUVs at various sites throughout the state to monitor speed beginning March 4. If the monitors detect someone going more than 11 miles an hour over the speed limit, the motorist will receive a notice by mail with a warning for the first violation, followed by a $75 fine for a second offense and $150 for each future ticket.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An Uber driver fired a shot in self-defense when he said four of his passengers assaulted him.
Pittsburgh Police say they responded to a report of an assault on the 300 block of Crafton Avenue around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.
When they arrived, they met an Uber driver who told police he was assaulted by four men who were passengers in the car.
BREAKING: Details just released from @PghPolice on a shooting in Oakland. They say a male Uber driver was assaulted by 4 male passengers. The driver shot in self defense. The bullet grazed a passenger. More on @PittsburghsCW @KDKA
— Lindsay Ward (@LindsayWardTV) December 24, 2019
Police say the driver claimed he shot in self-defense, with his shot grazing a suspect in the head. That suspect was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
The other passengers ran, but police say they were later arrested on robbery charges.
Uber says its firearms policy prohibits “riders and their guests, as well as driver and delivery partners, from carrying firearms of any kind while using our app.”
Police are investigating.
ALL Westbound lanes are now OPEN and the detour has been lifted at Somerset Exit #110. Emergency units continue to operate in the area of the New Stanton Exit #75. Stay alert for units on the shoulder. https://t.co/3xCbVPACi4
— PA Turnpike Alerts (@PATurnpikeAlert) December 24, 2019
The accident happened on the westbound part of I-76 between New Stanton (Exit 75) and Irwin (Exit 67).
SKY 4 OVER TURNPIKE CRASH: This is a view @SamDHallJr had in Sky4 today. @Firechief26 says the tractor trailer that caught fire was carrying car batteries. @Elena_WTAE says the area closed has started to see a slow flow of traffic move through. pic.twitter.com/o6vCQV54Ra
— Chris Lovingood WTAE (@CLovingoodWTAE) December 24, 2019