Vehicle crashes into pump at East Pittsburgh gas station; 4 taken to area hospitals

A vehicle struck a pump at a gas station in East Pittsburgh during an early morning crash.

State police said the 18-year-old driver was driving on Lincoln Highway toward Forest Hills Borough before 2 a.m. when she lost control and her vehicle spun 180 degrees, striking a gas pump on the passenger side.

The driver was cited for speeding.

Employees of the Sunoco and 7-Eleven told Channel 11 they’ve turned off all of the gas pumps, but the convenience store remains open.

Customers told us it was only a matter of time until something like this happened.

“It’s always an accident around here,” said Anthony Cagnacci, who stops by often to get gas after dropping off his wife at the Swissvale bus station.

“I knew it was going to happen. I’m surprised nobody got killed,” said Eric, a customer at 7-Eleven. “I never park there with my children and my wife because this bend right here, coming around here really fast, cars flying around here all the time…it’s really dangerous. I make sure I always get the inside pumps.”

The driver and three passengers were transported to area hospitals with suspected non-life-threatening injuries.

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