Wrecking ball rampage in Meadville injures three
‘Three people were injured and 12 cars damaged this morning when a 1,500-pound wrecking ball snapped loose from a crane’s cable on the campus of Allegheny College and rolled through downtown Meadville, Crawford County.
The wrecking ball, about 3 feet in diameter, was suspended from a crane that was demolishing part of the college’s Pelletier Library.
Meadville Police Officer Brian Joseph said the crane operator tried unsuccessfully to stop the wrecking ball by placing bricks in front of it.
But the wrecking ball gained momentum as it rolled downhill from the college, traveling several blocks while bouncing like a pinball from curb to curb, causing damage each time. [..]’