Truck Crashes Into House In West View, Driver Hospitalized

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A truck crashed into a house in West View early Wednesday morning.

The owner of the home on Glenmore Avenue said she was awakened by a loud noise around 1 a.m.

“The dog was barking,” said Kara Johnston. “I came out of my bedroom a little disoriented to see a car front coming through my house.”

A pickup truck had plowed through Johnston’s neighbor’s backyard. It took down a fence before going through Johnston’s yard and onto her porch.

Johnston says a man she described as “very intoxicated” was in the truck. She said his only injury appeared to be a bloody nose.

“A very intoxicated young man got out of his car, we tried to help him sit down. The police were called. They came and got the car out,” Johnston said.

Police at the scene said the driver showed signs of being intoxicated and kept saying, “I know, I know, I’m drunk.”

The 21-year-old driver’s name has not been released. He is being evaluated at Allegheny General Hospital for possible head injuries.

Richard Voci said he could hear the crash from his apartment up the hill.

“Real bad, like a head-on collision. I couldn’t see out the window, I figured I would wait until morning and look at it,” he said.

Meanwhile, West View Police are investigating and a building inspector will determine if the house is safe for the residents to return.

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