Saturday morning, a head-on collision occurred leaving two people dead and one in critical condition. The accident occurred on Route 28 near Pittsburgh’s North Side.
According to police, one of the vehicles was headed in the wrong direction.
First responders arrived in one vehicle on fire. The driver, and only occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other vehicle’s passenger was also pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
It has not been confirmed which vehicle was heading in the wrong direction.
Investigators had the roads closed from 31st Street Bridge and East Ohio Street w for several hours.
According to AAA, here is what you should do if you encounter a wrong-way driver:
- If you witness a wrong-way driver, slow down and move as far to the right as possible.
- Avoid slamming on your brakes if there is a vehicle directly behind you.
- Do not swerve off the road or into other lanes.
- Honk your horn, flash your headlights and turn on your hazard lights.
- If possible, pull over after avoiding a wrong-way driver and call 911 to report the situation.
It has not been confirmed, however, most head-on collisions result from distracted driving. Distracted driving is not only illegal it is deadly. Texting is the biggest form of distracted driving we see today and sadly, innocent lives are being lost because of it. Do your part by avoiding distractions in the vehicle and never text and drive.
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Source: Triblive.com, “Route 28 reopens after 2 died in head-on crash near Pittsburgh’s North Side”