Vehicle Flees Scene After Hitting House On North Side

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that hit a home in Pittsburgh’s Manchester neighborhood, and then drove away from the scene.

Tire tracks are left in the grass after police say someone crashed into the back of a home on Pennsylvania Avenue in around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

“I heard a loud banging noise. Like a really loud banging noise. Then, I got up and looked outside. I [saw] a car that was backing up really fast,” said a neighbor who didn’t want to be identified.

The neighbor said the family was home sleeping when they woke up to the aftermath. He said one of the children has special needs.

“That room back there, that’s their kid’s room. I don’t know where they [were] at, but it hit so bad it knocked the wall out of the bedroom,” the neighbor said. “I’m just glad with the kids back there, a blessing no kids got hurt. Someone could’ve gotten killed.

Police said the car was parked before it was stolen. After the crash, police said the driver took off. The car was later found abandoned three blocks away at the intersection of Juniata and Sedgwick streets.

“Whoever it was, they ain’t from around here because they thought that was the street that’s why they turned that way. It looks like a street whenever you ride past but ain’t no street,” the neighbor said.

The Red Cross is assisting the adult and three children who are now left without a home. The building inspector was called to check out the damage.

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