One injury reported in crash on Route 22 in Salem Township
One person was transported to a Pittsburgh hospital on Tuesday after a two-vehicle accident on Route 22 in Salem Township, according to Westmoreland County dispatch reports.
The collision between a cargo van and 2-door Chevrolet Sonic occurred at 7:56 a.m. in the eastbound lanes just west of the 22 Salem Plaza, dispatch said. Traffic through the stretch was reduced to one lane in each direction for approximately one hour.
The person was taken by ambulance to UPMC Presbyterian, according to dispatchers. There was no information on injuries.
After the collision, emergency responders reported that the van veered across a concrete median, flipped on its side, skidded across the westbound lanes of traffic and wound up on north berm of the highway. Part of the roof ripped open during the incident.
State police at Kiski are investigating, but no report was currently available. Forbes Road and White Valley volunteer fire departments also responded.
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