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Dump truck driver hospitalized after crashing into pole in Vandergrift; rubbernecker unharmed

posted May 2, 2019, 5:33 AM by Joseph Gray
Michael DiVittorio | Tribune-Review
A dump truck crashed into a utility pole Wednesday afternoon at the corner Sherman Avenue and Second Street in Vandergrift. The driver was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.

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A dump truck driver was hospitalized after his vehicle struck a pole at Sherman Avenue and Second Street in Vandergrift.

The crash happened shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said the truck was traveling north on Sherman Avenue when it hit the West Penn Power utility pole near Steeltown Smokehouse. The accident is under investigation.

A pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction on Sherman Avenue stopped to look at the accident and was struck by a dark-colored sedan, police said.

The sedan was towed away but the pickup was driveable. No injuries were reported in the two-vehicle crash.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, or via Twitter .