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A Jefferson Hills woman faces formal arraignment Nov. 3 in connection with a three-car accident that sent three people to area hospitals.
Nicole A. Diggs, 22, is charged by McKeesport police with causing an accident involving death or injury and driving without a license. She is free on her own recognizance pending her appearance in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.
McKeesport police said Diggs was the driver of a 2004 Mercury sedan that collided with two other vehicles just after 2:30 p.m. March 23 on East Fifth Avenue, near McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery.
Police allege that Diggs was traveling east, toward Hartman Street when her car went out of control and crossed into oncoming traffic, colliding with a second car, traveling west.
That car then collided with another vehicle, also in the westbound lane, police said.
Police said Diggs was trapped in her wrecked car and had to be freed by paramedics and firefighters. The other drivers also were trapped in their vehicles and had to be extricated by rescuers.
Police said Diggs and one of the other drivers, a 60-year-old North Huntingdon Twp. woman, sustained severe injuries that required surgery. The third driver, a 53-year-old Liberty Borough woman, had less serious injuries, according to a police report.
Following an investigation, police said, a warrant was issued for Diggs’s arrest, and she surrendered to police on Sept. 6.
Originally published October 17, 2022.