Three injured in head-on collision

August 25, 2014
Washington firefighters and paramedics work to remove a man trapped in his vehicle Monday morning as other emergency personnel attend to two women who were also injured in a head-on collision in front of the old Coca-Cola plant at the bend where Jefferson Avenue becomes West Maiden Street in Washington. - Jim McNutt / Observer-Reporter Order a Print

Three people were injured in a head-on collision Monday on the curve where West Maiden Street turns into Jefferson Avenue in Washington.

Washington police said at least one person was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital about 10 a.m., and one or two others were taken to hospitals by ambulance. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known, and names were not released Monday.

One vehicle, driven by a woman, came to rest on the median separating the four lanes of traffic. The other vehicle, which had a man and woman inside, stopped on the opposite side of the road facing toward Jefferson Avenue.

Washington firefighters had to extricate the man from the vehicle. Police said they don’t immediately know the cause of the accident, but a witness said one car was traveling toward South Main Street on the wrong side of the road when the collision occurred.

Juan Corchado of Washington said he usually walks his dog in the morning, but Monday he was walking alone. That ended up being a lucky decision, because when the wreck occurred just a few feet from where he was walking, he jumped into action to aid the victims.

That section of the road was closed while workers removed the vehicles and debris.



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