Two afternoon crashes yield injuries
Four people were injured in two crashes Friday afternoon along Route 88 in neighboring Mon Valley communities.
A Rostraver Township couple was injured when their street rod struck a house in Monongahela shortly after 3 p.m.
Meanwhile, a couple on a motorcycle was injured in a four-vehicle accident in front of Rotolo's Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM in Fallowfield Township.
John Parasolick, driver of the street rod, and passenger Pam Kruppa were flown by emergency helicopter to Pittsburgh-based hospitals.
Parasolick was transported to Allegheny General Hospital. Kruppa was taken to UPMC Mercy. No information was available on their conditions.
Joshua Rozik and Amber Taylor were injured when they were thrown from a motorcycle during the accident in Fallowfield Township.
State police said the two were taken to Monongahela Valley Hospital in Carroll Township. A hospital spokeswoman said Taylor was being evaluated in the emergency room Friday night. The hospital had no record of Rozik being treated there.
Ronda Irwin said she heard a screech and bang as the vehicle struck the side of her Monongahela home.
The car hit the basement wall of the house, located adjacent to the parking lot of Joe Fida's Instant Auto Plate Service.
Ian Parasolick, driving a 1939 Ford Truck, was following his parents at the time of the accident.
The Rostraver Township family was driving to Mineral Beach in Finleyville for a car show.
Ian Parasolick said his father's 1927 Ford T-Bucket began to rev as they waited at a traffic light just after crossing the Monongahela Bridge.
His father tried to shut off the engine, Ian Parasolick said.
But the car came down the hill, crossed the median, traveled through the parking lot at Fida's and struck Irwin's home. Both the driver and passenger were ejected from the street rod.
Ian Parasolick said his father bought the car two months ago from a Mercer County man he met through Craigslist.
The family became involved in street model vehicles earlier this year, he said.
In Fallowfield Township, four vehicles were involved in the 3:50 p.m. accident.
According to state police, a Comcast truck driven by Robert Peterson was stopped and waiting to make a left turn onto McKinley Road.
A silver Jeep driven by Michael Rohaley, 52, of Charleroi was waiting behind the truck.
A trailer driven by Ben Bujanowski was pulling a Scotty recreational vehicle. Bujanowski told police he was blinded by the afternoon sunlight and hit the jeep, which was pushed into the Comcast truck.
The motorcycle crashed into the back of the trailer, state police said.
Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or email@example.com.
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