Five hurt in Route 88 crash
UNION TOWNSHIP — Five people were injured in a head-on collision Monday afternoon on Route 88 near Mingo Junction Road after one of the drivers said he blacked out.
According to police, a silver mini van driven by Edward Caton, 35, of Monongahela, collided with a green 2000 Dodge Neon driven by Ruby Todd, 64, also of Monongahela.
Both drivers, as well as three children in the van, were injured.
A third vehicle, a Chevrolet Yukon driven by Jennifer Macky, 48, of Yukon, drove off the road to avoid hitting the vehicles that collided.
A 15-year old juvenile who was in the passenger seat of Caton's van was flown by emergency helicopter to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh with an apparent leg injury.
Todd was flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh with apparent chest injuries.
Two juveniles, ages 8 and 14, also passengers in Caton's vehicle, were transported by ambulance to Children's Hospital, one with leg injuries and the other with cuts and abrasions.
No information was available on their conditions.
Caton was taken by ambulance to Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pleasant Hills. The hospital would not release any information on his condition.
Caton told police he blacked out and after being alerted by one of the children in his van, he awoke to find his vehicle traveling in the oncoming lane, striking Todd's vehicle head-on.
Staff writer Jeremy Sellew contributed.
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