Cars hitting buildings, vol. II

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chrishent
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“Vehicle crashes into Ohio township restaurant”

Vehicle Crashes Into Ohio Twp. Restaurant, Elderly Woman Not Hurt

No injuries reported. The incident is under investigation


Marko82
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Driver killed when car crashes into East Hills store
http://www.wpxi.com/news/driver-killed-when-car-crashes-into-east-hills-store/413080357

PITTSBURGH —
A man died early Thursday when a car crashed into an East Hills convenience store.

Emergency crews were called to the 8300 block of Frankstown Avenue shortly after 3 a.m.

Leon Spearman III, 28, was the only person in the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the car was traveling outbound on Frankstown Avenue at a high rate of speed when Spearman lost control near Dornbush Street, ran over a curb and struck a telephone pole.

As a result, the vehicle flipped and the passenger side of the vehicle hit the building.

Spearman was not wearing a seatbelt.


Marko82
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Police Investigating After Car Crashes Into Washington Beer Distributor
Police Investigating After Truck Crashes Into Washington Beer Distributor

According to Washington Police, 24-year-old Aurora McMahon was behind the wheel of a red Chevy pickup truck. After she allegedly crashed into the business, she backed out of the parking lot, got back on Jefferson Avenue and traveled about two blocks before parking under an overpass.

Police eventually tracked her down and took her to Washington Hospital. She has since been discharged, but it is unclear if she has been charged.


Mick
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But, dude!

I had to crash through the wall. There wasn’t any other way to get a 6 pack.


Marko82
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3 injured when car crashes into front of West Mifflin home
http://www.wtae.com/news/3-injured-when-car-crashes-into-front-of-west-mifflin-home/40968292

good pic


StuInMcCandless
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Two of them reported in today’s ETRT.

1 – Sure, let’s drive 90 mph through Turtle Creek.

WTAE coverage

2 – One building, hit twice in two weeks.

KDKA coverage


paulheckbert
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A picture from BikeSnobNYC:


Marko82
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PITTSBURGH —A vehicle backed into a home in Pittsburgh’s East Hills neighborhood late Sunday night.
The incident happened along Wilner Drive.

The vehicle jumped a curb and went through a window.

There were people in the home at the time but no one was hurt.

Police have not said if the driver will be cited.

http://www.wtae.com/news/Vehicle-hits-home-in-Pittsburgh-s-East-Hills-neighborhood/41517176


chrishent
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A two-vehicle crash results in an SUV going into a Pitt bookstore:

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/11200204-74/university-crash-vehicle

3 people were injured.


chrishent
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More on the Pitt bookstore crash:

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/11200204-74/bozzo-according-sunday

The driver, Mr Bozzo (so close) fled the scene but was later returned to it by his father. He’s been charged with a DUI, leaving the scene of an accident (sic) and other counts.


buffalo buffalo
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also: The original story had Pitt’s spokesman shrugging because apparently no Pitt people were involved, so they don’t have anything to say about the obviously dangerous driving on&around their campus.  (Recall that after Susan Hicks was killed, Pitt’s only statement was that they were adding bike racks and incentives for more people to get to campus by means other than driving…)

Now of course it turns out both drivers were students, according to the Pitt News, which also has photos from the scene: http://pittnews.com/article/111274/top-stories/police-searching-driver-two-car-crash/


StuInMcCandless
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Nobody ever asks, “Why were you using a car?”


Marko82
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Driver hospitalized after vehicle crashes into Tarentum home’s porch

http://www.wpxi.com/news/driver-hospitalized-after-vehicle-crashes-into-tarentum-homes-porch/460618797

“This could have been a tragedy, a thousand times worse because there’s a lot of children that play here. The car could have hit the kids and who knows what else,” he said. “So I’m very fortunate that everyone is safe.”


StuInMcCandless
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The Trib has this photo of the house in Tarentum.

 

Trib story

My comment on the story:

I do not see how, if the driver was backing up, the car ended up facing opposite the house 75 feet away. Note also the scrape mark next to the left-most cone. I would sooner believe the driver was going forward, well over 25 mph, veered off the left side of the road, took out the porch, and finally stopped 75 feet later.

 

 


chrishent
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Car crashes into daycare in the West End, hits gas meter, causes small fire:

http://www.wpxi.com/news/car-crashes-into-west-end-buildings-gas-meter-sparking-small-fire/462243059


Marko82
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Truck hits Washington County home, inches away from sleeping 2-year-old boy

http://www.wpxi.com/news/truck-hits-washington-county-home-inches-away-from-sleeping-2-year-old-boy/467138135

“He took out the neighbor’s mailbox, hit the road side before barreling into our house,” she said.

Simmons said after the truck came to a stop, the driver attempted to leave.

“I said, ‘You’re not going nowhere until the police arrive.’ He kept saying, ‘Pull me out, and I’ll go to Sheetz, get my donut and go home,’” she said.


Marko82
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A few weeks old but…

BALDWIN, Pa. – An SUV slid off an icy road Wednesday morning in Baldwin and slammed into a house.

“It’s unbelievable. The car was inside the house,” said homeowner Kathy Laboon.

She and her husband rent the home on Curry Road to a young family, including a baby who was thrown from his crib by the impact.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/baby-thrown-from-crib-when-suv-slams-into-baldwin-home/483415845


chrishent
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StuInMcCandless
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From Milwaukee, so I considered putting this in the out-of-town thread, but the visual is a better fit here.

http://www.wisn.com/article/jeep-in-living-room-suv-crashes-into-home-on-milwaukee-s-north-side/9930458

The tweet I got this from:

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by  StuInMcCandless. Reason: better image from tweet
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paulheckbert
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Cars hitting signs.

Penn Ave at Dallas Ave, eastbound. Recall that a car flipped and someone died a few blocks beyond here in 2015. http://www.bikepgh.org/message-board/topic/cars-hitting-buildings/page/25/#post-320670

Apparently it’s difficult for drivers to stay on Penn Ave, as it bends left near Dallas. If Penn Ave we resurfaced in cobblestones, that would slow the cars.

DSC05485


StuInMcCandless
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jonawebb
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Another one in the small area near Penn Ave Ext and Braddock Ave in Turtle Creek.
Driver sought after SUV crashes into Turtle Creek building

Given that the driver fled, I suspect either DUI or unlicensed driving, or both.


Marko82
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Red & I saw one yesterday in Carrick, but unfortunately didn’t get a photo.

Work van went onto the sidewalk and crashed/wedged itself between a utility pole and a building on Churchview ave.  I was going to go back to get a pic, but figured the firemen had enough to deal with.


StuInMcCandless
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Sketchy details from a tweet, but car into a Springdale pizza shop after a police chase.
https://mobile.twitter.com/i/web/status/874527216314580992


StuInMcCandless
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More details on that. Apparently fatal. PG story


erok
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State police are looking for a Brackenridge man after they said he fled a traffic stop and crashed into a house and garage in Pittsburgh’s Elliott neighborhood early Tuesday.

http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/12425166-74/wanted-man-crashes-suv-into-elliott-home-during-police-chase


chrishent
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RustyRed
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PAT bus hits two cars, then the Brookline Cannon…. pushes it across the street.

 


Marko82
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Was the cannon wearing a helmet?

I think they should have to get insurance & a yearly inspection too.


Eric
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Wow.  Just wow.  How the hell did that happen?  Can’t even imagine.


Eric
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If there’s audio of these PG quotes of bus vs cannon we could make a pittsburgh version of the Bed Intruder video.

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/07/08/Port-Authority-bus-cannon-Brookline-war-memorial/stories/201707080115


buffalo buffalo
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“A bad day for community landmarks” — someone ‘misjudged the turn’ and drove into the large “Pittsburgh’s Little Italy” sign on Liberty at Main St last night.

Our beautiful sign was demolished last night when a driver misjudged the turn and drove into it. While the sign and…

Posted by Bloomfield Development Corporation on Sunday, July 9, 2017


Marko82
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StuInMcCandless
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Ross Township, July 26. DUI. (And yes, I tried to rotate the image, but could not.)


RustyRed
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Driver mistakes gas for brake in Beaver biz district.

 

http://www.wpxi.com/video?videoId=601881103&videoVersion=1.0


Eric
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That’s the leading theory behind the floor mat/accelerator stuck Toyota deaths.

http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/08-blame-game


StuInMcCandless
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Car? Heck, no. A paving truck into a house.

 


Benzo
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@edronline – That podcast was a good listen. Heard it a month or two ago. Their assertions didn’t really surprise me, but they definitely convinced me that there is little evidence that it’s the car’s fault.


Eric
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Radiolab has a recent podcast about self driving cars and the trolly problem.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/driverless-dilemma/


Marko82
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