Flipped car closes South Craig Street in Oakland

by: The Tribune-Review Updated:

PITTSBURGH - One woman was injured when she flipped her car in the South Craig Street business district Sunday afternoon, shutting down the intersection and leading authorities to discover a nearby sinkhole.

At about 2 p.m., the driver, whose name, age and residence were not immediately available, was traveling on Winthrop Street across South Craig in Oakland when she struck two parked cars, a tree and a utility pole before her car flipped over, said Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler. The driver got herself out of the car through a sunroof and paramedics took her to UPMC Presbyterian for treatment of head and back pain, Toler said.

Emergency crews shut down Craig between Fifth and Forbes avenues to investigate and clean up the accident and some fallen wires. It reopened about 4:45 p.m.

Responders had to move their equipment carefully in the area because they found a sinkhole developing near the intersection. Police did not believe the sinkhole was related to the crash, but the Department of Public Works needed to fix it, Toler said.

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