MOUNT LEBANON (KDKA) – A hit-and-run crash knocked out a traffic signal in Mt. Lebanon, and repairs will be extensive.
The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Beverly Road and North Meadowcroft Avenue.
“A vehicle was attempting to enter from Beverly onto North Meadowcroft, on the southern side of the intersection when it crashed into the traffic control box,” Mt. Lebanon Police Lt. Duane Fisher said.
Mt. Lebanon Police say the driver caused significant damage. The traffic signals are working now, but only with a temporary fix. An electrician is working on a permanent solution, but it could take several days.
“It’s very problematic. It’s a busy intersection. North Meadowcroft is a major cut-through for people to go to McMonagle or up to Bower Hill Road,” Lt. Fisher said. “It’s probably [going to] be dark for several days before the parts come in from the factory. Each intersection is built to spec at the time when they go to install it, so it could take several days.”
The cost of the repair won’t be cheap, either.
“They’re estimating at this point, about $50,000 in damage, so we’re really interested in finding this person who’s responsible,” Lt. Fisher said.
Police believe the car involved in the hit-and-run crash is a silver or grey Honda sedan, possibly with an out-of-state license plate.
The vehicle likely has front-end damage. It was tracked after the accident – driving around the neighborhood on Dell, Kenmont, Martin, Edward, McFarland and into Banksville Plaza.
Police are checking cameras in the area for additional leads.
If you heard or saw anything related to this crash, please contact the Mt. Lebanon Police via 911.
As a reminder, a non-working traffic signal is the same as a stop sign. At such an intersection, the vehicle to your right has the right of way. Everyone should take their turn accordingly.