PENN HILLS (KDKA) –Police are investigating after a SUV hit a pedestrian and pushed another car into a house in Penn Hills Tuesday morning.
According to officials at the scene, the accident happened in the 10000-block of Frankstown Road around 9:00 a.m.
The driver of the SUV, Jack Woods, swerved to avoid hitting a pedestrian, which set off a chain of events. Despite swerving to avoid him, the pedestrian suffered a minor injury.
“He comes in the middle of the street, so I could see that im going to hit him because it was a last-minute thing. So, instead of me hitting him, I’d rather kill myself first because it was dangerous. So, I said ‘I’ll try to avoid hitting him.’ I just swerved off the side of the road. That’s when I ran into all those houses and cars,” Woods said.
After clipping the pedestrian, Woods hit a parked car, which caused it to crash into Vicky Fullard’s yard and porch.
“Scared to death. [I’m] glad nobody was out here because I usually have my little dog out there. And I know if he would have been out there, he would have been killed,” Fullard said.
Fullard said the pedestrian suffered a broken arm and was taken to the hospital.
Police released Woods as they continue their investigation.
“He was released this morning after the blood test,” Penn Hills Police Chief Howard Burton said. “Then depending [on the toxicology test results] there would be the possibility of arrest, yes.”