Crash causes water, gas main breaks

March 3, 2009 11:27:10 AM PST
Police are on the scene of a nasty crash in Chester this afternoon. The accident happened around 12:30 when a driver lost control of their vehicle, hitting several homes in the vicinity of 21st Street and Edgemont Street.

The crash ruptured several gas mains attached to the homes. The vehicle also severed a fire hydrant, which in turn caused the burst of a 44-inch water main.

Police tell Action News that two people were injured in the crash and were taken to Crozier-Chester Hospital with minor injuries.

Police and other agencies are staffing a command post at 21st and Edgemont. Authorities have closed Route 352 between 15th and 22nd Street until further notice pending clean up in the area.

Police say some 50 to 60 homes are without water at this time.

The driver of the car is believed to be an elderly male.

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