Sunday, September 18, 2011
The three-vehicle accident shut down part of I-79 Saturday morning.
A Mars Teen was killed and two other people were injured in a collision on Interstate 79 near the Wexford exit Sunday morning that shut down the highway for about four hours. Ibn Hoffman, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said. The teen was driving north on I-79 around 5:30 a.m. when the car drifted into the grassy area between the opposite lanes of traffic. After unsuccessfully attempting to regain control of the car, Hoffman veered into oncoming traffic, colliding with a tanker truck driven by Bradley Airesman, 39. Although he was able to avoid the crash in front of him, a third car driven by Robert Trimbur was struck by debris from crash, causing his airbags to deploy. Trimbur was uninjured, police said. Airesman was …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The teen was taken to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.
A 13-year-old girl was injured after a bike accident Wednesday evening on Haine School Road. Cranberry Police Sgt. Chuck Mascellino said the girl was riding her bike around 9 p.m. near the Freedom Square Shopping Center when she ran into a car traveling on Haine School Road. Mascellino said the girl was taken to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. He did not know the extent of her injuries. Police are not releasing the girl’s name, he said. He said he does not expect charges to be filed against the driver of the car involved in the accident.
Monday, June 6, 2011
The girl was one of six people injured in a multi-vehicle crash Sunday on Route 8.
A 7-year-old girl is in critical condition and five other people were injured in a multivehicle crash over the weekend in Brady Township that police say was caused by a driver who had fallen asleep. State police at Butler said a 17-year-old Slippery Rock resident was driving north on the Route 8 between Muddy Creek Drive and Turk Road around 4:40 p.m. Sunday when he fell asleep at the wheel. According to police, the car went into the opposite lane and struck almost head-on a 1951 Chevrolet driven by Ronald Peter Zamperini, 64. The Sarver man was flown by medical helicopter to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, where he was treated for moderate injuries. His passenger, Jackie Zamperini, 64, also was treated for moderate injuries at the Grove City …
Monday, February 28, 2011
It really is possible to come back from the edge. Consider the Cranberry Ambulance service.
Late one September night in 2007, a driver for the Cranberry Volunteer Ambulance Corps who was rushing an elderly patient to Passavant Hospital along Route 19 broadsided a car that was turning onto the highway from Brush Creek Road, killing both of the car's occupants. The crash resulted in 15 charges against the driver, the most serious of which were two counts of homicide by vehicle while driving Under the influence. For the ambulance service, it seemed like the final straw. The corpshad been founded in 1969 as a project of the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company, but it broke away years later to become an independent organization of mainly paid staff members. But despite the community’s steadily growing demand for its medical …