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Two-vehicle collision sends four to hospital

| Monday, May 7, 2012, 11:11 p.m.

Four people were taken to hospitals following a two-vehicle accident Tuesday evening on Brush Creek Road in Hempfield Township.

According to state police in Greensburg, an unidentified 16-year-old girl was driving north when she failed to negotiate a right curve in the road. She crossed into the opposing lane and collided with an oncoming vehicle driven by Verna Bernard, 65, of North Huntingdon Township, police said.

Bernard was taken to Excela Health Westmoreland Regional Hospital with minor injuries. The girl was flown to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and later discharged, according to the hospital.

Two passengers in the girl's vehicle, Donald N. Criner and Kathy Criner, 47, both of Jeannette, were flown to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh with moderate injuries. They were listed in fair condition Wednesday.

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