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Driver pulled from creek in Fox Chapel

Kenn Cortese | For the Valley News Dispatch
A driver is extricated by emergency rescue personnel from his vehicle after he drove into a creek next to Squaw Run Road in Fox Chapel on Friday morning, June 21, 2013. After being removed from his car, the driver was transported to UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh by Foxwall EMS.

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Friday, June 21, 2013, 10:15 a.m.
 

A Shaler man who said he fell asleep at the wheel drove his Mercedes off Squaw Run Road and into a creek Friday morning in Fox Chapel.

Fox Chapel police Chief David Laux said Roger Griffith, 71, suffered cuts and bruises when his car went down a 12-foot embankment and rolled over onto its passenger side in the creek at the intersection of Squaw Run and Field Club roads about 7:45 a.m.

Laux said passing motorists and township road department workers who happened to be driving past were helping Griffith when police arrived. Griffith was conscious and alert and told police he had fallen asleep.

Laux said witness statements support what Griffith said.

Griffith was wearing a seat belt and was not believed to have been speeding. He was not impaired and there were no mechanical problems with his car, Laux said. No charges are expected to be filed.

Griffith was taken to UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh by ambulance for treatment.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at brittmeyer@tribweb.com or 724-226-4701.

 

 
 


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