New Kensington man injured in Allegheny Township crash

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Allegheny Township, Pa. – Police and fire crews responded to a 2-vehicle crash just before 9:00 am Thursday morning near Sevic Landscaping forcing the closure of SR 56 for a short time while police processed the scene and fire crews maintained traffic control.

Allegheny Township Police Chief Duane Fisher said the driver of the pickup truck is a 53-year-old man from New Kensington who was struck from behind by a box truck hauling coffee, candy, and nuts. The driver of the box truck, a 57-year-old man from Ford Cliff was not injured. Both vehicles were traveling Eastbound at the time of the crash. A third vehicle traveling Westbound was struck by debris that struck the windshield causing it to crack. The driver was uninjured and the vehicle was driven from the scene.

The New Kensington man was transported to Forbes Hospital with unknown injuries and Chief Fisher said he was alert and talking. There were no apparent injuries to the driver of the box truck or the operator of the 3rd vehicle.

Kochka and Son Towing of Vandergrift removed both vehicles from the scene.

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