| Neighborhoods

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

PennDOT worker injured on the job in Monongahela

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Valley Independent
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

A PennDOT worker was injured on the job Wednesday in Monongahela.

Earnest Crawford was flown by emergency helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he was listed in fair condition Wednesday afternoon.

A flagman on the job, Crawford was struck by a car driven by Valerie Vestrat of Monongahela at 7:23 a.m. at the corner Fourth and William streets, Monongahela police reported.

At the time of the accident, traffic had been stopped in both lanes for a roller to be brought onto Fourth Street.

Vestrat told police she was blinded by the sun and did not see the flagman, causing her Ford Ranger to strike him in the leg.

Police and PennDOT are jointly investigating the accident.

Crawford was treated at the scene by Tri-Community Ambulance personnel before being flown to AGH.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Mon Valley

  1. Yesteryear journey follows familiar path to many newsmakers
  2. Monongahela paramedic dies in the line of duty
  3. Rostraver business site ordered to close
  4. Police investigating shooting outside of Monessen bar
  5. Crew Mission volunteers will decorate home of Rostraver family
  6. Monessen amphitheater proves to be crowd pleaser
  7. Mon Valley preparing for Small Business Saturday
  8. Fayette City in search of better times
  9. Ex-mayor gets keys, deed to former Donora bank
  10. DEP cites Monessen coke plant 6 times
  11. Tax rate to remain unchanged in North Belle Vernon
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.