Person taken to hospital after truck crashes into hair salon – WPXI

Person taken to hospital after hair salon truck crash Authorities say a person has been taken to hospital after a truck crashed into a building, causing a gas leak. (WPXI)

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. — Authorities say a person has been taken to hospital after a truck crashed into a building, causing a gas leak.

The vehicle struck the Serenity Styles hair salon located at the 700 block of Chartiers Avenue.

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Witnesses told Channel 11 that a customer inside the building who was looking outside was struck by the crashed vehicle. They said the client was carried out of the building and taken to hospital.

Police believe the driver of the vehicle was likely overdosing at the time of the accident.

A witness told Channel 11 he heard background noise in his flat and went outside to check on people.

He walked to the truck, where he saw the driver slumped over the steering wheel.

“His head was resting on the steering wheel. I’m not allowed, so I didn’t mean to hurt her or do anything, so I just backed off. He looked like he was out. Then they finally got him out of the truck and laid him on the sidewalk. He was not responsive, but I believed they were using Narcan,” witness James Swaney told Channel 11.

At this point, the driver has not been charged.

Channel 11 spoke to a customer who was inside the salon when the truck slammed into the window. She didn’t want to share her identity because she was too shaken up.

“It was like a big boom, a big crash. It’s something you would hear in an action movie, but it wasn’t. It was real,” the witness said.

She added that it appeared that the client who had been hit was her leg.

Emergency crews reported to McKees Rocks after receiving calls about the crash at 10:52 a.m. Friday morning.

Stick with Channel 11 for more on this breaking news.

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