Professor flips car in front of Union
Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 20:04
A Duquesne professor who was driving on Locust Street flipped her car in front of Duquesne’s Student Union Tuesday morning, a University spokeswoman said.
Spanish professor Francesca Colecchia flipped her car while approaching the intersection outside of the Student Union just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, narrowly avoiding crashing through a Union window Union, according to University spokeswoman Bridget Fare.
Colecchia was transported to UPMC Mercy and is in stable condition, Fare said.
No specifics on her injuries have been released.
Duquesne Police have not been able to interview Colecchia to determine the cause of the crash or how fast she was driving, according to Duquesne Police Lt. Michael Sippey.
At least one other car was hit during the accident. According to Fare, the car was waiting to cross the intersection outside of the Student Union when Colecchia’s vehicle flipped and crashed into that car’s back end. The car at the intersection was occupied by a female driver, Fare said.
No other injuries have been reported.
The scene was cleared of debris just before 10 a.m., Fare said.