WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — One person is in the hospital after a car slammed into a building early Thursday morning in Westmoreland County.

The two-vehicle crash happened shortly before 5 a.m. in Washington Township.

KDKA’s Meghan Schiller Reports:


One of the vehicles crashed into Tailspin Hobbies, a shop at the intersection of Routes 66 and 356 near the Kiski School Bus Garage.

One driver was taken to a hospital.

The other driver was not injured.

No one inside the business was hurt, but the structure was heavily damaged.

Employees at the hobby shop said they always feared someone would crash into the building. The manager said they always hear the sound of screeching tires at the intersection.

“We would have been standing right there at our workbenches,” Jonathan Westergom, of Tailspin Hobbies, said.

“A friend of mine was on her way to work this morning and said she had witnessed a vehicle accident,” said Jonathan Westergom, manager.

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“And she said the vehicle had flown into the building and that I probably should get up and go check things out.”

Westergom continued saying “what a way to start the morning!”

He said he often worries about the treacherous intersection just outside his doors –- 66 and 356 in Washington Township.

“You’d hear the tires screech out here from someone pulling out in front of somebody and you always just kind of cringed a little bit,” said Westergom.

He said the exact spot of the crash is where he would have been standing—the workbenches.

“Mostly the workbenches where we would have been working and servicing customers and vehicles and such,” said Westergom.

A Twitter use sent KDKA pictures of the aftermath. One user said her friend climbed out of the wreckage and medics rushed her to the hospital. She’s expected to make a full recovery and the other driver walked away without injuries.

Traffic is now moving normally in that area again following the crash.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

Meghan Schiller