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Robinson Township Vehicle Crash Sends Car into Montour Run

Police said the driver suffered injuries.

Off-duty Moon Police Officer Justin Blair, wearing the helmet, stands in the Montour Run next to a submerged car in Robinson Township. Robinson police said the driver was taken to the hospital. Credit: Moon Police
Off-duty Moon Police Officer Justin Blair, wearing the helmet, stands in the Montour Run next to a submerged car in Robinson Township. Robinson police said the driver was taken to the hospital. Credit: Moon Police
A Crafton man was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital Monday night after a two-vehicle crash sent his car plunging into Montour Run.

Robinson Police said Eric Heinold, 35, was badly injured and trapped in his 2009 Hyundai Accent at 6:37 p.m. when authorities arrived to the accident off Montour Run Road, near the Western Area YMCA

According to police, Heinold was distracted and looking for his cell phone when his car collided with a 2014 Jeep Compass driven by Tonya Rice, 36, of Aliquippa. 

Police said Rice was stopped and waiting to turn into the YMCA parking lot. The impact sent Heinold's car off the roadway and into the water.

Emergency crews got into the water to help rescue him. The car was towed from the water and he was taken to Allegheny General Hospital. 
 
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Svenska August 21, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Save the phone call for later. The life you save may be your own!
M August 25, 2013 at 09:02 PM
Yeesh...Note to all: pull over, then retrieve phone, make text, take call, etc., etc., etc.,
JDB September 04, 2013 at 12:09 AM
People really need to put the cell phones down and leave them down while they are driving. Also as much as i dislike stop lights, there really needs to be one at the Montour Run / Beaver Grade intersection by the YMCA it can be very dangerous especially when people use the shoulder to pass people who are turning left onto Beaver Grade.

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