Driver hurt, property damaged in McKeesport accident
A driver tried unsuccessfully to navigate Oxford Drive in McKeesport, losing control of an SUV that struck three parked cars before the vehicle rolled onto its side.
The mother of the driver, who did not wish to be identified, said her daughter was released from a local hospital on Monday with a possible shoulder injury following the early morning incident.
McKeesport firefighters extricated the 29-year-old driver from the SUV shortly after midnight and she was taken by ambulance to UPMC Presbyterian.
“She was alert and conscious, but complaining of neck and shoulder pain,” McKeesport police Assistant Chief Tom Greene said.
An owner of one of the damaged vehicles, who did not want her name published, was walking her dog and witnessed the accident.
She said the SUV was going downhill when it struck a red vehicle and another car before tipping onto its side and striking her sedan, forcing it into a curb.
The sedan had damage to the driver's side door, fender and passenger side tire.
“Witnesses put her coming around the corner at a very slow speed, sliding and impacting another car,” Greene confirmed.
The mother and the sedan owner said there are usually vehicles parked on both sides of Oxford Drive, making it difficult to drive between them.
Police said no charges have been filed. The accident remains under investigation.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.