ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. – A driver crashed into a Brackenridge cemetery Sunday, damaging several headstones, fire officials said.
The crash happened in Prospect Cemetery, where officials told Channel 11 the driver may have had a seizure that caused her to lose control of the car.
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Emergency crews had to cut off the roof of the car to free the driver, who was airlifted by medical helicopter to a hospital, TribLIVE reported. While the driver and a passenger were in the hospital Monday, they both are expected to be OK.
The cemetery has headstones dating back to the mid- to late-1800s. Cindy Hamburg, who is president of the cemetery, said eight headstones were knocked over.
“We’ve been having a streak of bad luck up here,” Hamburg said. “Last month we had a tree fall over and we had that to take care of, then we had people setting fireworks off up here and they burned the grass and knocked over a tombstone.”
The driver’s insurance is expect to pay for the damage, officials said.
Stay with Channel 11 News and WPXI.com for continuing coverage as details become available.
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