A Memorial Day hike ended in tragedy when a man lost his balance and plummeted 500 feet to his death off the summit ridge of a mountain and a woman who tried to grab him as he was falling was severely injured after tumbling 30 feet in her rescue attempt.
The incident happened on Monday, May 31, when a three-person hiking group was making their way along the summit ridge of Mount Russell in California’s Sequoia National Park and a 56-year-old man from San Jose, California, suddenly lost his balance as he was walking, said the National Park Service in a statement.
Another member of the group, a 45-year-old woman from Milpitas, California, made an attempt to rescue him by grabbing the man as he was falling but ended up being pulled down herself.
The man ended up falling approximately 500 feet to his death off of the summit of the mountain while the woman ended up falling about 30 feet before she was able to self-arrest and save her own life, although she was left badly injured.
PITTSBURGH —One man was injured after an explosion from a manhole Sunday morning.
Pittsburgh police and EMS responded to the 2800 block of New Beaver Avenue for reports of an explosion just before 11:15 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Duquesne Light’s full statement below:
“Earlier today at approximately 10:40 a.m. a Duquesne Light employee working in an underground manhole on New Beaver Avenue on the North Side was injured when a cable failed. The employee was transported to Mercy Hospital where he is being treated. The safety of our employees and customers is always our top priority and our thoughts go out to this employee, his family and his colleagues. An investigation into the cause of the accident is currently underway. At this time there is no evidence of live electrical contact. This was an isolated issue— no one else was injured and no customers are out of power.”
Four people, including a child, were killed Wednesday evening and a fifth person was injured in a mass shooting at an Orange office complex in California.
It marks the third mass shooting in the United States in two weeks, coming after incidents at three Atlanta spas that killed eight people, including six Asian women, and at a Boulder, Colo., supermarket that killed 10.
Few details were immediately available about the victims or a potential motive for the shooting.
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.
Delmont VFD Chief Don Cline said a female driver on Route 66 hit a pick-up truck, jumped the guardrail at the Greensburg Street intersection and crashed through the front of Edwards Family Chiropractic, which shares a small shopping plaza with Fox’s Pizza.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A 20-year-old woman is in critical condition after being hit by the driver of a pickup truck while crossing the street on West Liberty Avenue, officials say.
Pittsburgh Public Safety says the woman was hit in the 2000 block of West Liberty Avenue around 8:15 p.m. on Monday. Officials say the pedestrian was hit by the driver in outbound lanes. Officials found the woman unresponsive in the street.
The driver stopped and cooperated with investigators, officials say.
West Liberty Avenue is closed while police investigate.
At least one person is dead following a late-night crash along Interstate 279.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One person is dead following a late-night crash involving a tractor trailer along Interstate 279.
Pennsylvania State Police say the victim was in his 30s and was driving the car involved. Police also said that the impact was so intense that the tractor trailer itself was damaged, which they say is rare.
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According to state police, the driver of the car was traveling the wrong way in the northbound lane of I-279. The tractor trailer, which was a Pepsi truck, was traveling northbound.
It was around midnight when the two crashed head-on.
“Struck each other head-on,” State Police Tpr. Melinda Bondarenka said.
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The car was crushed underneath the tractor-trailer.
“After impact, the vehicle at fault caught fire. The operator of the semi-trailer was able to get out and extinguish that fire,” said Tpr. Bondarenka.
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I-279 was closed for several hours overnight, forcing early-morning drivers to take detours. It finally reopened around 6 a.m.
At this time, state police say they do not know if speed or alcohol was a factor.
As for the driver of the Pepsi truck, he’s expected to recover.
“Was transported to a local area hospital with minor injury,” Tpr. Bondarenka said.
At this point, it’s being investigated as to why the driver of that blue car was traveling the wrong way.
Police and EMS Respond To A Male Assaulted Downtown
Pittsburgh EMS and Police responded to 9-1-1 call of a fight on the 300 block of Sixth Avenue around 2:30 p.m.
When Zone 2 officers arrived they found a conscious male on the sidewalk. The victim states he was assaulted by a male after a confrontation. The victim had a cut on his head and complained of a leg injury. Medic 14 transported the victim to a local hospital in stable condition. The male suspect was last seen headed towards Smithfield Street.