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Injuries reported in Allegheny Township head-on crash

Jason Bridge | Valley News Dispatch
Emergency personnel inspect one of the vehicles involved in a head on collision along Melwood Road near Markle Road in Allegheny Township on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

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By R.A. Monti
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 4:42 p.m.
 

Two people were injured in a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon on Melwood Road in Allegheny Township.

The wreck occurred about 3:30 p.m. about 400 feet past where Melwood Road forms a “Y” with Markle Road.

According to police, Charles Makara's Chevrolet Cobalt appeared to cross the center line and collided with Jennifer Shannon's Dodge Caravan.

Allegheny Township police Chief John Fontaine said Makara of New Kensington was flown by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital with what he called “serious injuries.”

Shannon of Vandergrift was taken by ambulance to a Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, where she was in fair condition late Tuesday.

Makara had to be cut from his badly mangled car by first responders.

According to Markle Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jim Rearick, Shannon was able to remove herself from her minivan before collapsing on the side of the road.

Rearick said Shannon was complaining of wrist pain.

Fontaine said a cause of the accident has yet to be determined.

“We're still investigating,” he said. “We'll obviously make sure there were no issues with someone texting on their cellphone.

“There aren't any obvious skid marks to say if speed was an issue.”

Fontaine said police would try to interview both victims to determine a cause.

R.A. Monti is a freelance reporter for Trib Total Media.

 

 
 


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