PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The UPMC Passavant sign along Babcock Boulevard in McCandless Township was shattered to pieces by a driver who lost control of her Jeep while leaving the hospital.
A group of landscapers working at a home across the street saw the whole thing.
“We saw a Jeep sedan come flying out of the wrong exit of the hospital over there stepped on the accelerator instead of hitting the brake and she went right through a sign hit a telephone pole and flipped over,” Bill Duddy said.
The driver, identified as a woman in her 70s, traveled sideways on the hillside before her Jeep flipped over.
“She hit it so fast I think she turned not to get into the traffic once she got near there she hit the sign and then obviously blew the sign over,” Duddy said.
Several people took pictures of the jeep after it flipped over on the passenger side. The landscapers and a passerby suddenly became rescuers. They managed to pull her out through the sunroof.
“I actually took apart the sunroof me and another guy we actually. He had the left side I had the right side, I actually picked her up and carried her ten to fifteen feet away from the vehicle,” said Javon Barber.
The driver was shaken but not seriously injured. She was able to walk to the ambulance and was taken back to the hospital she had just left moments before the crash.
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