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Disabled Motorist Receives Help After Car Accident

Richard Hay was stopped and waiting for gasoline when his car was struck on Route 65.

The owner of a vehicle that ran out of gas Sunday morning on Route 65 received a kind boost after his car was struck by another vehicle in Glen Osborne. 

Police said Richard Hay, 35, of Pittsburgh, was traveling about 7:45 a.m. northbound in the 1400 block of Route 65, also known as Ohio River Boulevard, when the car shut down.

Hay was waiting in the right lane for AAA to arrive, with his four-way hazard lights on, when a car driven by Mary Taylor, 57, of Pittsburgh, struck his driver side bumper.

Police said Taylor didn’t notice Hay was stopped and swerved just before striking his vehicle. Neither car was too damaged to drive.

Officers assisted with traffic while the owner of Taylor's car, Earl Bohn of Pittsburgh, provided Hay with some gas, police said.

Sewickley Police also responded to the following. Each incident reflects police records and is not an indication of guilt. 

Suspicious person 

Police were called shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday to the area of Beaver and Broad streets for a report of a female on a bicycle riding in the middle of the road causing traffic to stop. The caller told police the female was also swearing at passing vehicles. Police checked the area and were unable to locate the female.

Theft reported

Police are investigating after someone made more than $300 in purchases using a stolen ATM card. Police said Phillip Norris of Avalon left the Sewickley Valley YMCA Sunday afternoon and went to the ATM. Thinking he forgot his card, police said he went about his day. When the bank later called to explain some unusual purchases were made, police said his account was frozen. Police said $260 was charged at Rite Aid and $69 at Safran’s. Another $200 purchase was attempted at Giant Eagle in Leetsdale, police said.

Bike found

Police found a girls’ 24-inch 15-speed Huffy mountain bicycle left at the municipal building. The bike was placed in the lost and found.

Car damage

Police said driver Roger Smith of Sterling, CT caused $1,000 in damage to a 2012 black Porsche Panamera 4 on Friday when he struck the left front spoiler area while loading the car at the Sewickley Car Store. Police said Smith was transferring to another Porsche dealership. Smith told police an car store employee failed to warn him of the striking of the ramps while he was loading the car, police said. Smith was told to contact his insurance company.

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