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4 injured when vehicles collide, car plows into North Huntingdon auto body shop

| Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, 12:40 p.m.
A worker from Beam Construction of Irwin removes debris that was a result of a vehicle running into Fix's Body Shop along Route 30 in North Huntingdon Twp. on Nov. 24, 2014.
Sean Stipp | Trib Total Media
A worker from Beam Construction of Irwin removes debris that was a result of a vehicle running into Fix's Body Shop along Route 30 in North Huntingdon Twp. on Nov. 24, 2014.

Four people were injured Monday in a multi-vehicle accident along Route 30 in which a car slammed into an auto body shop in North Huntingdon, demolishing three cars and an exterior wall.

Township police are investigating the accident that damaged Fix's Body Shop at 12945 Route 30 about 10:15 a.m.

Four people who were in the vehicles involved in the crash reportedly were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries after the collision in the westbound lanes, near Westmoreland County's border with Allegheny County.

“I was in the office and really didn't hear anything, but the guys in the shop said they heard and felt it when it hit,” said Bill Fix, who has operated the repair shop for about four decades.

“Luckily, the two employees only suffered some minor abrasions from the flying debris, but it did cause some extensive damage here,” Fix said. They did not require hospital treatment, he said.

Fix said emergency officials told him an accident occurred on the highway, and one of the cars veered off the roadway and damaged three cars that were parked at the auto shop.

“The one car was pushed into the building, and there was another car inside the building that was damaged. We had three cars totaled,” he said.

A brick exterior wall was knocked out by the impact. Fix said the repair shop will remain open while the building is repaired.

No further details were available from township police.

Hartford Heights Volunteer firefighters responded, as well as Rescue 8 Emergency Medical Service.

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