Out-of-control driver crashes into multiple cars, apartment building in Brighton Heights



PITTSBURGH - An out-of-control driver crashed into three cars, two bicycles and an apartment building in Brighton Heights early Thursday morning.

The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. on Brighton Road, police said.

The impact from the crash sent one of the parked cars spinning around. The owner said he had just gotten home and was walking inside when he heard the accident happen.

“Well I’m alive. It could have been worse,” the man said.

The car also hit a nearby gas meter. Workers from Peoples Gas arrived to shut off the gas service while they worked to repair the meter.

Sean Conley lives in the building and said he was worried most about the gas line that was hit.

“It could have been worse. It’s a gas leak. A spark could have happened. There could have been a spark, something could have gone through my window,” Conley said.

Police and neighbors said this isn’t the first time the building was hit by a car.  According to people who live in the area, there have been three or four accidents in front of the building in the last two years. 

The 49-year-old  driver was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for minor injuries. So far, police have not said what may have caused that driver to lose control.