Date: November 26, 2023 Incident Type: Collision Location: Zone 2 Summary:
Just before 11:30 p.m., Police. Fire, and EMS were dispatched to the Liberty Bridge for a two-vehicle collision.
A driver was headed inbound on the bridge when she attempted to make a lane change. The male driver of the vehicle she was trying to overtake swerved into the outbound lane, hitting a vehicle head on. Medics transported him to the hospital in critical condition after his vehicle flipped on its side.
The female driver of the outbound vehicle was transported to the hospital in serious condition.
The Collision Investigation Unit responded to investigate. The driver of the first vehicle remained at the scene and provided information to police.
The bridge was closed to traffic while the investigation was underway.
Eight people were killed and 10 others were injured when a car plowed into pedestrians as they waited at a bus stop in Brownsville, Texas.
The crash occurred at 8:29 a.m. Sunday near the Ozanam Center, according to Brownsville police. Some of the victims struck by the gray Range Rover were migrants under the care of Border Patrol, according to Brownsville police spokesman Martin Sandoval. Some were from Venezuela and all of the victims were males, Brownsville Police Chief Felix Sauceda said.
The SUV ran a red light, lost control and flipped on its side, Sauceda said at a news conference Monday.
The driver, 34-year-old George Alvarez, allegedly tried to flee the scene but was stopped by others, the chief said.
A woman is dead and two others sustained suspected serious injuries after a wrong-way crash that closed all eastbound lanes of Interstate 376 in Aliquippa Friday night.
According to a tweet from PennDOT, the crash took place between Exit 39 towards Monaca and Exit 45 towards Aliquippa.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, three cars were involved in the crash. A Honda Civic was driving west in the eastbound lane and collided with a Toyota Rav4. The Honda then hit a Subaru Forester about a quarter mile west of the initial crash.
The driver, Jelyssa Martinez, 28, of Pittsburgh, was allegedly five times over the legal limit.
Detectives say it was in December when Martinez crossed the center line causing a collision with another vehicle along Frankstown Road, near Erhardt Drive, in Penn Hills. Investigators said four women and a 3-year-old were in the gray Subaru Legacy Sedan that Martinez allegedly crashed into.
A passenger in the Subaru was found unresponsive and has been hospitalized ever since the crash with several injuries, including a skull fracture. The driver of the Subaru has been wearing a neck brace and has had neck pain since the crash. The toddler reportedly had a concussion and the other passenger suffered from chest and back pain. The fifth passenger received medical treatment for neck and back pain at the hospital after the toddler was stable.
Martinez, who was driving a blue Toyota Rav4, was not hurt in the crash.
One of the convenience store’s employees tells Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 she saw a car coming down Lincoln Highway and thought it looked a little close toward the gas pumps, and the next thing she knew: it slammed into one.
“It was around 1:45 a.m., I turned to look out the window (and) they crashed into the pump, so I called 911,” said Savannah Vazquez, who talked with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 after clocking out of her last 7-Eleven shift ever on Monday morning. “She bounced off the pump and ended up with her back to the store, looking like she was going to pull out into traffic. The one girl was wedged into the backseat.”
Vazquez said she helped carry one person inside the store, then came back out to try and pry open the car’s backdoor to get to a girl pinned in.
“Me and three other guys got cut up from the metal trying to open up the door,” she said. “We got it (open) enough to see her face, talk to her to be able to calm her down a little bit.”
State police said the driver lost control of the 2016 Kia Soul along the roadway before spinning out into the gas station pump, striking it on the passenger side of the vehicle.
A North Huntingdon woman spent much of Saturday on the hunt for the driver who crashed into her home and then drove away. By the evening, she said she was notified by township police that they had identified the driver in the 1 a.m. incident.
New Kensington Police are trying to find out what caused the detached rig of a tractor-trailer to slam into the beer and wine section of the New Kensington Giant Eagle on Wednesday evening. No injuries were reported. Police were dispatched to the Giant Eagle plaza off Tarentum Bridge Road around 6:45 p.m.
Police at the scene said the truck driver was getting food at the nearby Asian Kitchen restaurant, which is located in a small strip shopping center at the top of the parking lot, when his unoccupied truck drifted backward the depth of the parking lot.
It struck one vehicle before slamming into the store backward.
Only the rear portion of the rig, the double set of wheels behind the cab, smashed through the storefront. The cab remained on the porch outside the building.
A large beer cooler inside the store was pushed out of position.
Just before two a.m, Pittsburgh Police from Zone 3, Pittsburgh Fire and EMS were dispatched for a single vehicle crash into a structure in the 4100 block of East Carson.
When they arrived on scene the vehicle was almost fully engulfed in flames, which PBF Engine 24 extinguished. The building and Duquesne Light poles had also sustained damage.
The male driver of the vehicle was located with a serious injury to his wrist and transported in stable condition to the hospital by medics.
There was an initial concern that there were other people inside the vehicle at the time of the crash, but Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire and family members of the victim were able to confirm the driver had been the sole occupant of the vehicle.
The vehicle was towed from the scene and the cause of the crash will be investigated.
PRT bus strikes light pole this morning in Braddock Hills
Emergency crews are on the scene of a PRT bus that struck a light pole standard in the lot of Braddock Hills Shopping Center in Allegheny County currently. The front of the bus hit the light standard causing severe damage to the front of the bus and windshield. Allegheny County 911 confirms there was one person transported to a local medical facility from the scene.
Stay with WTAE for updates and more on this story.
Two men were arrested by Pittsburgh Police after a chase ended in a crash downtown Wednesday evening.
Public Safety spokeswoman Cara Cruz reported plainclothes detectives saw a man wanted on a federal drug warrant in the parking lot of a gas station at Beechwood Boulevard and Browns Hill Road shortly before 5 p.m.
Another man got out of a vehicle and got into one with the warrant suspect.
Cruz said the men fled as detectives began approaching them, with the suspects taking off onto the Parkway, nearly hitting one of the detectives.
A chase ensued. The suspects’ vehicle struck at least two and possibly three vehicles before exiting the Parkway and crashing at Fort Pitt Boulevard and Stanwix Street Downtown, Cruz said.
No injuries were reported.
The men were identified as James Montgomery and Darryl Lewis, both of Hazelwood.