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Man Injured After Vehicle Hits 2 Wilkins Twp. Houses

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The geography of western Pennsylvania can make it very difficult to drive on the winding twisting roads, especially during the winter.

One car did lots of damage to more than one home this weekend in Wilkins Township.

“The vehicle went into two structures. Apparently, the driver had lost control of his vehicle and went through the yard and impacted the first structure fairly hard, and the second one substantially enough to be concerned with,” Deputy Chief Frank Derzak said.

The crash happened along Old William Penn Highway Sunday afternoon when the driver of a grey Jeep left the road and rolled down over a hillside.

“There is significant structural damage to the house. The homeowner is getting in touch with the insurance company to get that taken care of for him,” Chief Derzak said.

The family that lives in the first home that was hit cannot go back into it until repairs are made. Significant damage was done to the brick in the back corner of the home, but the car was traveling fast enough that it careened into a second house.

“The second structure is safe to be inhabited. The first structure is not,” Chief Derzak said.

Road conditions do not appear to have been a contributing factor in the accident.

The driver of the Jeep was taken to an area hospital to be checked out.

Now, investigators are trying to determine what led to the accident.

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