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Driver Charged in Crash That Injured Five

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
September 02, 2016
Posted in: Crime and Police News

A Turtle Creek man has been charged by McKeesport police in connection with a four car accident last week in the city's East End that injured him as well as four other people.

Henry J. Robinson Jr., 63, faces a preliminary hearing Oct. 17 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi Jr. on charges of causing an accident involving personal injury and driving with a suspended license.

McKeesport police said officers were dispatched on Aug. 24 during the afternoon rush hour for a report of a multiple vehicle accident on East Fifth Avenue at Hartman Street.

According to a criminal complaint, police allege that Robinson was the driver of a vehicle that crashed into the rear of one vehicle, setting off a chain reaction that caused two additional rear-end collisions.

Three other drivers, identified as Ashley Schmidt, Deborah Ricciuti and Robert Revers, required medical treatment, police said, as did Schmidt's husband, Justin, who was a passenger in her vehicle.

Robinson also was injured and was transported by ambulance to UPMC McKeesport hospital, police said.

Court records indicate that East McKeesport police stopped Robinson on April 11 and charged him with driving with a suspended license. Robinson has not yet entered a plea in that case, court officials said.

Originally published September 02, 2016.

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