White Oak accident sends 1 to the hospital
An accident in White Oak resulted in a black sedan flipping onto its roof and its driver being treated at UPMC McKeesport with minor injuries.
The two-vehicle crash occurred near a Sunoco gas station at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Fifth avenues Thursday around 6:50 p.m.
White Oak EMS Chief Paul Falavolito said the driver of the black car, a 43-year-old West Mifflin-area man, was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The driver of the other sedan did not require hospitalization.
“(The injured driver) said another car pulled out in front of him and hit him, causing the car to flip,” Falavolito said. “He just complained of an arm injury. It's all precautionary. His injuries appear to be very minor. No loss of consciousness according to the bystanders. He's awake, alert, answering all questions appropriately.”
The black sedan was traveling northbound along Fifth Avenue toward North Versailles Township when another vehicle clipped it while attempting to turn left onto Fifth Avenue from Pennsylvania Avenue.
Pennsylvania Avenue is flanked at that intersection by Jordan Auto Sales and a Sunoco gas station.
Jordan Auto Sales manager Frank Jordan said he did not see the accident, but helped get the driver of the black car out of his vehicle.
“He appeared to be OK,” Jordan said. “He said he was, and I believed him. It sure sounded a lot worse than what it was.”
A C&D Towing & Recovery employee used his flatbed truck to pull the black sedan onto its wheels and tow it away from the scene.
Fifth Avenue was reopened to traffic around 7:25.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or email@example.com.
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