Car hits house in Youngwood; driver injured |

Car hits house in Youngwood; driver injured

Joe Napsha

A female driver was injured late Thursday night after her car sideswiped a parked vehicle on South Fourth Street in Youngwood and then slammed into a porch on a house on the same street, officials said.

The woman, who was not identified, was transported to Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg, Youngwood fire Chief Lloyd Crago said.

The crash was reported at about 11:30 p.m.

The car jumped a curb and ran over two bushes before hitting the porch at Sylvia Webb’s house at 226 S. Fourth St., buckling some of the wooden floorboards.

Webb said she was upstairs when she heard the crash and came down to her porch to see the aftermath, with the woman still in the car.

The car ran over a bush at Pamela Greenawalt’s home at 224 S. Fourth St. before hitting Webb’s house.

Webb said she initially thought someone had hit a manhole cover on South Fourth Street, which serves as the southbound lanes of Route 119 through Youngwood.

Webb said it was not the first time she has seen an accident in front of her home.

“I’ve had cars hit by the bushel. I’ve been here 42 years and I’ve seen it all,” Greenawalt said.

Greg Johnson of South Fourth Street came out of his house to find that his Kia sport utility vehicle was hit in the accident, damaging the rear passenger side and flattening a tire.

Johnson said he was watching the Pittsburgh Steelers-New England Patriots game on television and did not realize that his car had been hit until after fire trucks arrived on the scene. When he heard the fire trucks, he said he thought the emergency vehicles were heading elsewhere.

State police at Greensburg investigated the accident.

Joe Napsha is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-5252 or [email protected].

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