Dozen injured in 3-car crash involving Access van in Aspinwall

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ASPINWALL, Pa. - A dozen people were injured Tuesday morning in a crash involving an Access van in Aspinwall.

Officials said Port Authority bus drivers were in the van surveying routes when a Jeep rear-ended the vehicle on Freeport Road in front of St. Margaret’s Hospital about 10:30 a.m.

The stopped van was pushed into the vehicle in front of it. No one in the other vehicles was injured.

Most complained of neck and back pain, but all the injuries were evaluated as minor at the scene, reported Channel 11's Brandon Hudson.

Traffic was backed up for a short time while crews worked to clear the scene and paramedics helped get the victims out of the van.

“It was a three-car collision. The Jeep rear-ended into the back of a 15-passenger van,” acting Pittsburgh EMS Chief Mark Bocian said. “We went to transport them to three or four different hospitals to split them up as to not overload a particular hospital.”

According to Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE, four patients went to St. Margaret, four went to Allegheny General Hospital, two to UPMC Shadyside and one to UPMC Presbyterian.