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on July 12, 2011 2:45 AM

Derry Township, Westmoreland County: A Blairsville motorcyclist was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, according to state police at Greensburg.

Police said Patrick Oviatt, 22, of Blairsville, was riding a motorcycle north on Route 217 and started to pass a car driven by Vincent Serwinski, 40, of Blairsville. Police said Serwinski did not see the motorcycle and also attempted to pass a vehicle, causing his car to hit the side of the cycle.

Police said the impact caused the motorcycle to hit a guiderail and Oviatt fell onto the highway.

He was injured and taken to University Presbyterian Medical Center in Pittsburgh. A hospital spokeswoman said today that he is in fair condition.

Serwinski was not hurt, according to police.

White Township: No injuries were reported in a three-vehicle, hit-and-run crash at 3:20 p.m. Monday on Oakland Avenue at Indian Springs Road.

State police at Indiana said vehicles driven by Wendy Carse, 58, of Pittsburgh, and Sheryl Rider, 48, of Homer City, were stopped to make a turn at the intersection when another vehicle ran into the rear of the Carse vehicle and shoved it into the back of Rider's vehicle.

Police said the unknown driver fled the crash scene.

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