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Truck hits old Starvaggi bus garage

September 7, 2012
By ANGELINA DICKSON - Staff writer ( , Weirton Daily Times

WEIRTON - Emergency crews responded to the old Starvaggi bus garage on Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday after reports of a truck striking the building.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were dispatched to the incident around 1:30 p.m.

Weirton Police Lt. Greg Moodie said the truck was headed west on Pennsylvania Avenue when there was a malfunction with the brakes.

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NO INJURIES — A truck hit the corner of the old Starvaggi bus garage Thursday while heading west on Pennsylvania Avenue following a brake malfunction. Police and fire remained on scene to address safety concerns. No injuries were reported. -- Angelina Dickson

He said the driver told police he pulled the truck off the road to avoid hitting anything and attempted to go up the street around the building, but struck the corner of the building in the process.

"There is a significant amount of damage to the building and some to the truck but there were no injuries," Moodie said.

Moodie said police and fire would remain on scene to secure the area until a tow truck could arrive. He said it was important to be able to move the truck safely from the scene.

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Police officials did not indicate whether the driver would be cited.

The section of Pennsylvania Avenue also is known as the site of an April 29, 1951 accident involving a Pittsburgh & Weirton bus, which resulted in the deaths of 10 area residents.

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