Truck crashes into street sweeper, then building in Armstrong Co.



KITTANNING, Pa. - Authorities are investigating after a truck crashed into a warehouse early Friday morning in Armstrong County.

Investigators told Channel 11 News that accident happened at the intersection of Walnut and South Jefferson streets in Kittanning.

According to police, the truck hit a street sweeper then veered into the Klingensmith Pharmacy Warehouse building.

Detectives said the street sweeper followed the truck down the road to a Sheetz, where police eventually intervened.

“He got out of the truck and ran to Sheetz. That’s where the medics took him,” said Robert Griffin, of the Kittanning Fire Department.

The driver, whose name hasn’t been released, was taken to an area hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The man who towed the truck from the scene said he thinks the end result could have been a lot worse.

“Whenever I got the (truck) out of the building, there were chunks of cement blocks, probably three to 400 hundred pounds laying at the base of the windshield,” Sam Duncan said. “If he would have went in another four or five inches, he would have had a sore head.”

No one was inside the building when it was hit. Only a few items on the inside were damaged.

No charges have been filed, but police said they may come in the future.