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Two-vehicle accident sends 1 man to hospital

June 1, 2018 News Extra

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One man was taken to the hospital after truck pulled out in front of a car on Ekastown Road in Butler Township.

One man was injured on Friday morning when he pulled his GMC Denali pickup truck out in front of a Volkswagon Passat traveling north on Ekastown Road in Buffalo Township.

The unnamed man was attempting to cross Ekastown Road from the east side of Elliot Road to the west side when the Passat struck him and flipped the Denali onto its side, said Buffalo Township Police Chief Tim Derringer. The driver of the Passat was unhurt, according to police.

The injured man was taken by ambulance to Allegheny Valley Hospital with facial injuries, Derringer said.

He did not know if charges would be filled against the driver of the Denali.

A full, updated story about this accident will appear in the Butler Eagle.

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Paula Grubbs

Paula Grubbs

Paula Grubbs is a Butler County native who has been with the Butler and Cranberry Eagle newspapers since June 2000. Grubbs has covered the Mars School District and Middlesex Township for over 20 years with the Eagle and her former employer, the Cranberry Journal. She also covers Adams Township, Evans City and Mars in addition to events and incidents throughout Southwestern Butler County as assigned. Grubbs has taken the lead at the Cranberry Eagle in reporting on shale gas development, which has been a hotly debated topic in the recent past, both locally and nationally. A 1979 graduate of Butler Senior High School and a 1994 graduate of Geneva College, Grubbs has won a Golden Quill and four Keystone state awards, plus an award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Grubbs enjoys following the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers, volunteers with the Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup each summer, and loves spending time outdoors and bird watching at her Penn Township home. Grubbs is the daughter of James R. Davis Sr., of Center Township, and the late Maxine Davis. She has two grown children, Jacqueline and Thomas.