2 Injured In Washington Co. Crash

CALIFORNIA, Pa.  (KDKA) – Two people were rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital after an accident in Washington County early Saturday morning.

According to police, the accident happened around 1 a.m. on Route 88 near California University’s football stadium

Both people were ejected from the vehicle after it rolled over.

There is no word on their conditions at this time.

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One Comment

  1. hc says:

    No doubt another so-called safe SUV crash. Those things are just not good in most situations.

    1. Mary says:

      hc, I drive an SUV and feel very safe. I understand that with any vehicle, road conditions, speed, and many other things can cause a car, van, truck, suv ect. to roll. Even tire pressure being out of whack. This was a car that these young women where traveling in. Some times there is no one or nothing to really blame for an accident. it could be many things that in a freak way worked to cause this.

  2. Mike says:

    It amazes me how many people don’t wear seatbelts… what is the thinking (or lack thereof) behind that?

    Also, it’s always a rollover crash… think they were going a little fast?

    1. Jessica says:

      I think you should be more sensitive considering it’s the holiday season and two college students, at a university that has had a not-so-great semester, are in the hospital. You clearly did not put yourself in anyone else’s shoes before posting this, how would you feel if those were people you knew or were close to.

      1. Shelly Smith says:

        I feel for the people in the crash, but lets face it . There are councelors on staff at all colleges and they even have friends . There was no need to go out and put someone’s life at risk who was innocent. Be responsible and stay home.

  3. Jessica says:

    I think we should have prayers, sympathy and hope instead of criticism for the people in the accident, their families, and California University students, seeing as this has been a hard semester for students. No one’s perfect, everyone bends the rules, unfortunately for them, they should have had seat belts on but now, all we can do is hope for the best.

  4. Kristie Lynn says:

    I was one of the first on the scene of this accident. My friends and I are traumatized about this. Bottom line the car crashed and those girls are LUCKY to be alive. Seat Belts or not , how would you know? Seat belts might not of helped this situation if they were on or not. The students here have been through so much this semester and its starting to take a toll on everyone….

    1. Shelly Smith says:

      If those girls were having a bad semester, it does not give them the right to go out there and put others at risk. There are counselors on campus that they can talk to and they have friends also. . I do not know what caused the accident , but making an excuse for a bad semester is not the way to go. If they wanted to have a drink and they were of age, then stay home.

      1. Mary says:

        Shelly, your comments are very harsh. These students have be come a family and when something tragic happens to one it happens to many. In the past few weeks there have been a few deaths for one reason of another. No one is saying that is an excuse for bad behavior but they have affected many and you have no true knowledge as to what was going on with these girls. When you make comments as such you are attacking people you know nothing about. Let the authorities do their job and see what happened and if anyone was at fault but don’t make statements just because you think you should vent.

      2. Morgan says:

        Okay, first of all… you don’t know what happened, so don’t go assuming they were just being reckless.These two girls are very good friends of mine and I don’t appreciate people posting such inconsiderate remarks. I don’t know where everyone is getting this “drinking and driving” information at, but it is false. Just because they are college students that got in an accident does NOT mean that alcohol was involved. Next time, please learn your facts before you start posting things that aren’t true. I am thanking God that he was on their side that night, and that they are both okay.

      3. Joe says:


        You really just need to stop talking. This is one of those instances where your face should be red and you should shut up. I read your words of wisdom throughout this blog and you really need to stop talking. You are probably divorced because you don’t know how to shut up. So do me and my friends a favor and shut up. We don’t care what you have to say, and we never will. Sorry your ex-sister in law is a drunk, she probably never shut up either!

  5. Joe says:

    Why do you even waste your time writing ridiculous comments like such. Keep them to yourself. You have nothing better to do then pick at 2 college students who aren’t even able to defend themselves. From four sentences you assumed all these things about them and their ability to think and drive. You are pathetic. Feel free to bash me as you may, but I will not sit here and watch you say stuff like that about people you don’t even know!!!!!

  6. Kristie Lynn says:

    and it was not an SUV..

  7. JJ says:

    The college has had many unfortunate events this semester no doubt. These kids aren’t thinking. A yound lady just died who was wearing seatbelt we all know they are not 100% More importantly how are these KIDS getting beer?? Lets work on cracking down on whos responisble for suppling it?? Such ashame…please tell your children to not speed do not text and pay attention…these kids are too young to pass away.
    My prayers that both of these young ladies pull through.

  8. Erica says:

    These two girls are my friends, how dare you people make assumptions about them or their situation. The most important thing is that they are both going to be fine. The people who care about them will see them through this. As for everyone else, please keep your un-supportive comments and opinions to yourselves, it is completely unneeded, unwarranted, and unappreciated.

    1. Kristie Lynn says:

      I am glad they are okay, my friends and I got there right after it happened and we stood there with them to make sure she was breathing. What really upset me the most was the fact cars were trying to drive around them. So we had someone flag everyone down so it would stop happening. We thought about them all night and were glad to hear this morning they are okay.

    2. Shelly Smith says:

      What I am saying is , do not get beihind the wheel if you are having a bad day. I realize college is stressful, but to go out when you have access to counsling or friends to talk to. No excuse to get out on the road and put other lives in danger. Please just get a coffeee and stay home.

  9. KM says:

    I agree that you should not judge. Although alcohol, speed and the use of cell phones plays into a lot of motor vehicle accidents, this was not the case here. The road in which these young ladies were traveling is very dary, narrow and windy and something needs to be done about it. Ample lighting would be a good place to start! Yes, people need to just slow down a little more but it doesn’t take much to cause serious harm. I work in Emergency Medicine and have seen very traggic accidents in which a vehcile was only going 35-40 mph. My prayers are with these girls and their families and friends.

  10. KM says:

    DARK (typo)

  11. Mike says:


    When you grow up, you’ll get it.

    1. Kristie Lynn says:

      Your terrible.

    2. Andrea says:

      Mike, You should be grateful your ignorance has not affected your life and that you are so blessed to have never known someone to have been affected by something so upsetting.

      Karma… When you grow up, you’ll get it.

  12. KM says:

    Mike, I’ve been in my profession for 30+ years. I think I DO get it! I’m just stating that it’s not just college age kids. There are often other factors that cause accidents such as animals and road conditions. Don’t assume that they were drinking and driving at an excessive speed. Just a few days ago another young lady lost her life just a few yards away from where this accident occurred. How many more people are going to get hurt or even killed before something gets done about it?!

  13. Joe says:

    Take your bleeding heart and your old age and shove it somewhere. I am so disgusted with your comments and snide remarks. You think you are so cute, you can’t be too old and “grown up” if you make rude comments like that. I hope to god that you never have to go through what everyone else is. Two girls nearly died and you just want to point the finger. There is a time and a place for it and it is not here and not now. When that time and place happens I would love to follow up with you so we can get your opinion cause it’s soo incredibly intelligent!

  14. RJ says:


    I feel sorry for you. These two girls have the support system and friends to get them through a tough time. You, on the other hand, most likely live a lonely existence because of the terrible human being that you are. When your wife looks at you she is disgusted (she will be leaving you soon for a younger man).

    P.S. If I knew who you were, I’d give you a smack in the mouth and toss you a beating

  15. Gail Cleland says:


    It sounds like you S some D in the woods.

  16. Megan says:

    These two girls are my sorority sisters. How dare anyone ridicule this accident. As soon as we were informed about it, five car loads of friends joined them in the hospital to make sure they are alright. More people went throughout the day. We are all so grateful and lucky that they’re going to be alright. As for everyones support, we greatly appreciate it and every bit counts. Keep them in your prayers.

    1. Shelly Smith says:

      If you knew them and knew they were having a bad day , then stop them from going out and get them together with the friends. Hello. Would you have taken their keys if they were drunk, This ist he same, have moreo n campus or school sponsored activities to keep them from getting out there.

      1. kristen says:

        so your telling me that if this were your friends that you wouldnt be feeling bad or scared that they could not make it though?

      2. Andrea says:

        Please tell me where there is anything said about a bad day? Maybe your should be grateful for how blessed your life is. Hello. Would you not have been upset if this had happened to one of your friends or family members? Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere, as we at Cal found out when a young woman was killed in a car accident last week. Remember that next time you’re in a vehicle.

      3. Megan says:


        Who said they were having a bad day??? Pretty sure accidents happen and you obviously don’t know what accident means. We have many on-campus activities. They were hungry and going to McDonalds. I think it is completely ridiculous that you are going around with these assumptions. Just wait until the day happens when you or someone close to you encounters a fatal car accident. Are you going to say that its all your fault or your friends fault? Show come compassion here. We are just so blessed that they are alright and would greatly appreciate it if you wouldn’t judge people so quickly. You did not even know these girls, because if you did, you would realize that they are great, caring, outgoing, and fun-loving people who would do anything for you. I am greatly offended by your comments because you did not know the situation at all. How would you like it if one of your close family members went through a tragedy such as this one and you were reading all of these comments attacking them when the people writing them didn’t even know the people in the accident? I think you should get all of your information correct before you start writing false accusations.

        Thank God that our girls are alive and going to be okay.

  17. Kristen says:

    You have alot of nerve. I’m good friends with these girls and sorority sisters also. I will have you know I sat at the hispital with them all day, and yes thank god they are fine. And YES Seat belts were worn., but did you ever think if it this way…. What if this same accident was two of your friends and someone said that to you our do you really just not have a heart. And did you every think we just had two other deaths on our campus in one week. Have a heart and merry christmas to you because we will knowing our friends arte alive.

  18. Tim says:

    Mike, let’s leave you with this example to ponder about. You are driving down the road at 35 mph. A deer jumps out and runs across the street. You swerve hard to avoid an accident but you cut it to hard and now you spin out of control and hit another car. You were wearing your seatbelt. However, your face smashes into the airbag so hard it shatters your nose and your knocked unconscious. You die of drowning in your own blood because of it. Hmmmm no fault there. Or say your stuck in your seatbelt and your car catches on fire and you burn to death. Hmm again just another accident. You see, seat belts don’t always save us, helmets for bikers are optional and clearly that ISA their seatbelt. Accidents are called accidents for a reason. Now what would people say If we were to peek into your selfish and secluded life? How many skeletons would we find? Karma is impossible to avoid and trust me when I say this from everyone here, it’s coming for you. Grow up and act your age, mature a bit and humble yourself. Assuming makes your look like a child and idiotic. Now, stop posting on here.

  19. Tim says:

    Also….. For an suv to roll you only need to be driving 45 mph. Again the speed limit on the road of the accident. By the way, it was a car. You assumed what happened by reading the first posted comment before knowing the facts. Your a moron and cleary hold no position in society worth dreaming abut.

  20. Mary says:

    Wow, I am so glad the girls are going to be okay. This is too close to home for so many. We all need to be careful. This can happen to any of us at anytime. I hope and pray next Semester and the New Year are better for all at Cal U. We can be the “safest driver out there” and something tragic can happen at no fault to ourselves. Then we can be the distracted driver and cause the accident. All we can do is be careful and alert. In a blink so many lives are changed. The parents of these kids (even the ones that are going to be okay) I’m sure are a wreck! As a parent it shakes me to think that could be my baby.

  21. Shelly Smith says:

    I do not know what happened at the wrek, what I do know is that there are people out there who do not deserve the right to drive. My ex sister in law, just did it again. This time she almost killed her adult daughter. Put her in the hopital for over a month. Ran another stop sign. Giving her a license is like giivng a drunk another beer or even giving her car insurance.

    1. andrea says:

      This forum isn’t meant for you to whine about family problems it is to inform you about news. sorry.

  22. Lois says:

    I have been reading these comments and let me tell you, many of them are uncalled for. Until you know the facts, learn to keep your opinions and comments to yourself, unless you are praying for their recovery. I do not know these girls, but my daughter is one of their sorority sisters, and let me tell you, if I were ever to have the misfortune of being in the hospital, I would love to have the support these two girls are getting from their sisters and brothers.
    It was truly and accident, and thankfully, both will be fine. Before you leave some of the comments you have left, think how their families must feel, not knowing what happened and how they were doing, and possibly seeing these postings. What if they were your children? Think before posting. My thoughts and prayers to Jaimi and Shannon

  23. Joyce says:

    The people leaving these comments on here really need to get their facts straight. I know these girls and they would never make such remarks about people they don’t even know. My daughter called me at 3AM to tell me what happened and that she was on her way to the hospital to be with her sorority sisters. A bond like that is something I doubt anyone posting negative comments on here will ever understand. As a mother of one of their sisters this hit home for me and I just thank God that they are going to be okay. Until you grow up and learn a little more about life please get off your soap boxes and keep your comments to yourselves. Jaimi and Shannon if you happen to read these posts just know that the people who know you and really care about you are the ones who really matter. Oh, it wasn’t an SUV either.

  24. Andrea says:

    I can’t believe so many people just assume that they know what happened. These girls, like so many others on this page, are my sorority sisters. I can’t believe you assume just because they are college students they were drunk and just because the “vehicle” (as it is called in the article) filpped, it was an SUV. No one knows what happened, not even they do. To all the negative comments, I am so happy you never recieved that 2AM phone call that their parents and sisters recieved. I hope I never have to call my sisters again to give them the heart wrenching news I gave some of them Friday night. You should feel very grateful that your life is so blessed. These ladies are two of the most caring people I know and I pray they never see your snyde remarks. And yes, it has been a rough semester here at CalU and no, that is not an excuse, however, it has taken an emotional toll on all of us. So unbelievably happy you ladies are okay, love you Jaimi and Shannon.❤

  25. Eva says:

    It is absolutely pathetic that you obviously have nothing better to do than to create conspiracy theories. In every single comment you made, there were multiple fallacies, which I will be more than willing to point out to you if you so desire. Immediately after reading your rude and disrespectful comments, (which, by the way, I would like to note that you spelled “counselor/counseling,” among other words, incorrectly. Obviously you’re the child of a generation that doesn’t appreciate a college education.) I lost all respect for you as a human being. You obviously have no compassion for these girls, and you’re a product of a society that is desensitized to something this tragic. Yes, it happens everyday. But really? As a child, I was raised under the motto “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” so please, until you grow up and have any sort of positive/helpful/mature input, most, if not all, people involved (directly or indirectly) would appreciate if you would just hold your tongue.
    I know both of the girls involved, and they are wonderful, bright young girls with a future ahead of them. It’s tragic that something like this happened, especially after all that had happened to poor Kaly, but we shouldn’t be sad that it happened. We should be grateful that, even though it could have been much worse, it wasn’t. Jaimi and Shannon are on the road to recovery, and I am continuing to keep them in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong girls, we love you.❤

  26. Liz says:

    OK, so this comment is going to be specifically directed towards Shelly…
    First off, if I would ever see you in person I would like to punch you in the face because of your ignorance and absurdity posted on this site. I would never do something like this because I know it wouldn’t make the situation any better so I’m just imagining doing it instead. Second, I know some of my sorority sisters already posted this but not once is it mentioned that these girls were in a so called “bad mood” so I’m pretty sure you just pulled that one out of your ass. Your comments have no place on this site and if really feel that way you should keep those comments to yourself because no one else wants to read them, you make no sense. Third, I was recently in a severe car accident on October 22 on the turnpike. There was a tractor tire that flew off of a tractor trailor carrying a bunch of agricultural equipment over the median into my lane. I had no time to brake or even react at all so I hit the tire at 65mph (notice that I wasn’t speeding) AND had my seatbelt on. I went airbourne, did a 180 degree turn and flipped end over end 6 times while finally landing on an embankment off to the side of the road. I was life flighted to the hospital and ended up with a lacerated spleen, and lacerated liver, a concussion, and tremendous shoulder pain that I am going to physical therapy for. That story being told, are you going to tell me that I just had a bad day and shouldn’t have been driving? Would a counselor or friends have been able to keep the tire from flying off the truck? I don’t think so. I am so grateful that I survived through my accident and just as grateful that my sorority sisters survived as well. Tragic things happen every day that are unavoidable and is why they are called accidents for a reason. Shannon and Jaimi, I love you guys soooo much and I hope that you never have to see Shelly’s and other peoples ignorant remarks. Stay strong and I know that you will both have a speedy recovery. You are both wonderful people and I don’t know what I would do without either of you in my life.

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