No one at home when truck hits E. McKeesport house
A pickup truck driver was taken to a hospital for observation on Thursday after a crash that took out a flagpole, an East McKeesport “welcome” sign and the back porch of a nearby house.
Township and East McKeesport authorities responded to calls around 1:20 p.m. to the juncture of Greensburg Pike, Hilda Avenue and Route 30.
The driver was seen walking from his truck alongside a North Versailles Township firefighter. The truck reportedly flipped at least once before landing in a backyard along the 300 block of Hilda Avenue.
The truck incurred extensive damage. East McKeesport police Chief Russell Stroschein said North Versailles emergency personnel took the man to UPMC Mercy for observation.
The man's name and condition were not available at presstime. No other injuries were reported.
Witnesses said the man's eastbound truck went off the highway at a bend going downhill toward downtown East McKeesport.
It took out the sign, one of four bought by the borough last year for $1,465.59 apiece, as well as a flagpole from the old Park Terrace School, and a beam supporting the roof over the porch.
No one was at home when the crash occurred. Stroschein said the crash is under investigation.
His officers were there with North Versailles police and personnel from United Volunteer Fire and Rescue and the Fire Department of North Versailles.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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