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Pickup hits 2 cars injuring 3 on Route 56 in Allegheny Township

Erica Dietz | Valley News Dispatch
Emergency responders clear the scene of a three vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 56 and Hyde Park Road in Allegheny Township on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

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By Braden Ashe
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 12:31 a.m.

A 5-month-old girl and two Vandergrift women were briefly hospitalized on Tuesday after a three-vehicle crash on Route 56 in Allegheny Township.

Allegheny Township police say the crash occurred at 4:30 p.m. when a Ford F-250 truck heading toward Vandergrift struck a Chevrolet Impala turning onto Hyde Park Road from the other direction. After the impact, police said, the F-250 continued in the same direction and struck a Dodge Caliber waiting to turn right onto eastbound Route 56.

Lower Kiski EMS took all three of the Dodge Caliber's occupants to Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison where they were treated for minor injuries and released. The other drivers, neither of which had passengers, were not injured, according to police.

Emergency personnel closed both eastbound lanes of Route 56 from Hyde Park Road to Vandergrift for three hours as the vehicles were towed from the scene. Traffic heading into Vandergrift was detoured down Hyde Park Road and along La Belle Vue Road.

Allegheny Township police are investigating.

Braden Ashe is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4673 or

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