None injured when pickup dumps heavy load in West Mifflin
Crews retrieve construction equipment that spilled from a flatbed trailer when the pickup truck hauling it went over an embankment in West Mifflin on Monday.
Photo by Eric Slagle | Daily News
No one was injured seriously when a pickup truck hauling a trailer loaded with construction equipment went over a hillside in West Mifflin on Monday.
The accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. at the intersection of Phillip Murray and Lebanon School roads.
Authorities at the scene said the driver of the truck was traveling up Phillip Murray Road when he swerved to miss another vehicle that turned off of Lebanon Church Road.
The truck and trailer went off the right side of the road and over an embankment. The truck rolled onto its side but the trailer and its load of two construction scissor lifts remained upright.
The driver crawled out of the vehicle and reported the crash. Authorities on the scene said he was taken by Baldwin EMS to a local hospital for an evaluation.
The vehicle that pulled out from Lebanon Church Road did not stop.
Crews from S&S Auto Service in West Mifflin removed the construction equipment and pulled the trailer and truck up the embankment.
West Mifflin police and firefighters were on the scene.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161 ext. 1966, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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