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Article published July 23, 2013
Valencia man hurt in crash listed fair
MIDDLESEX TWP — A Valencia man who was seriously injured when a large boom truck crushed his car Wednesday has been upgraded to fair condition at a Pittsburgh hospital. Charles D. Cain, 65, was flown by medical helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh after the crash about 3:10 p.m. A hospital spokesman said Monday that his condition had improved. He was listed in fair condition Monday, according to an AGH spokeswoman. Police said they continue to investigate the wreck on Route 228 that happened when William Stitt, 47, of Cabot lost control of his westbound bucket utility truck, crossed into the opposing lane and hit an embankment. The truck, owned by Gibsonia-based Consolidated Communications, traveled back onto the road and hit the Mazda sedan that Cain was driving east, investigators said. The heavy truck, estimated to weigh 25 tons, rolled over top of the car, pinning Cain. Saxonburg volunteer firefighters had to cut off the roof to reach Cain. Rescuers said Cain suffered compound fractures to his right leg, facial cuts and other injuries.