1 hurt when wires fall after Hempfield vehicle crash
One person was injured Monday morning after a crash on Penn Adamsburg Road in Hempfield Township, according to a Westmoreland 911 dispatcher.
The person was taken by ambulance to an area hospital after wires came down on the vehicle just before 8 a.m.
Nearby resident Paul Berginc said he noticed his lights flickering and then vehicles backing down the hill in front of his home just over the border from Penn Borough. He ran up the hill about 100 yards and said it appeared that the vehicle became wedged against a utility pole.
Fire extinguishers were being used on the vehicle and the driver’s legs were pinned inside, he said.
“If the fuel line would’ve burst … it would’ve been done,” Berginc said.
Electricity service was affected for about 100 people. West Penn Power estimated that electricity would be restored at about 11:30 a.m.
Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter @byrenatta.