said two commercial truck crashes that occured in recent days at the intersection of Stoops Ferry Road and University Boulevard are likely not related.
A dump truck carrying mulch overturned yesterday at 2 p.m. in the intersection. The truck's driver was taken to and treated for minor injuries, said police Capt. Greg Seamon.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which left heaps of mulch on the side of the road.
The crash marked the second in a month in the intersection. On May 1, a tractor trailer carrying scap metal on its side in the intersection, injuring the driver and spilling scrap metal and diesel fuel on the roadway.
"I can't see any common denominator between them," said police captain Greg Seamon of the crashes.
Seamon said the driver of yesterday's mulch truck crash claimed his breaks failed as he was driving through the intersection. He said speed may have been a factor in the May 1 crash.
Police truck inspectors are examining the mulch truck to determine if brake failure was a factor, Seamon said.
Traffic is being re-routed through the area from the of the Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge, which is undergoing repairs.
"I don't think there's any one thing really causing the accidents [in the University Boulevard-Stoops Ferry Road intersection]," Seamon said.