10-13-14 New Castle Bus/Pedestrian Ax and Hit-Run Ax
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Location: Garfield Ave. Butler Ave. Lawrence County
10/13/14 Several accidents kept New Castle Police busy today. In the first accident, a man was hit by a NCAT bus on Garfield Ave. just after 12:30 pm today. The accident occurred midway between Wilmington Ave. and Mercer Street. We showed up on the scene as police were interviewing witnesses. A man believed to be in his fifties was flown by medical helicopter. His condition was not immediately known.
The second series of accidents occurred around 3:30 this afternoon. A report of an accident near Save-a-lot on Butler Ave. involved a possible stolen truck that left the scene. The truck then struck another vehicle in front of Subway on Butler Ave. Witnesses told us a wrecker driver blocked the driver of the truck until police arrived and took the man into custody. Police were trying to determine if the truck, which was reported stolen sometime ago, was still being sought. The driver was given a field sobriety test at the scene and then taken back into custody. No injuries were reported. Shenango Police assisted New Castle Police at the scene.