BALDWIN (KDKA) – A woman escaped serious injury despite being ejected from her vehicle during an early Tuesday morning accident in Baldwin.
According to police, the accident happened on Becks Run Road around 2:45 a.m.
The woman lost control of her Chrysler Sebring and sheared off a telephone pole while heading toward Route 51. She also damaged two other poles in the accident.
Neighbors heard the accident and could tell it was severe.
“I just heard a real loud bang and I just jumped right up. At first, I thought the tree was coming through the house. I ran outside and saw the car smoking,” neighbor David Linnerd said.
Her vehicle flipped, which caused her to be ejected. As a result of shearing off the telephone pole, wires fell down onto the roadway.
“I was worried. That’s what I told the cop when he got out of the car right here. I told him, ‘I don’t know, this is going to be rough.’ We both ran up together and she was laying on the ground. She was hollering a little bit, but she seemed conscious and alright,” Linnerd said.
She only suffered minor bumps and bruises in the accident and was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital for treatment.
Becks Run Road is currently shut down to one lane while crews work to repair the damaged telephone pole.
The investigation is ongoing and police are looking into what role, if any, alcohol played in this accident.