Export crash victim reunited with cat


A man was released from the hospital and reunited with his pet cat after being involved in a multi-vehicle crash along Route 22 in Export.On May 18, first responders extracted Christopher Bell from his vehicle, and Life Flighted him to a nearby hospital where he underwent several emergency surgeries. The crash occurred when a car that was speeding swerved and smashed into Bell’s car police said. A Murrysville police officer found Bell’s cat, Stormy, hiding in the car’s engine compartment following the crash. The officer said the cat was in a carrier inside the vehicle that broke open, allowing the cat to escape. The cat suffered burns and other injuries.”Absolutely heartbreaking in the best of ways because I haven’t seen her since the crash and I’ve had her since she was born. She’s 9 years old,” Bell said. Two co-founders of the nonprofit Kitten Scoop, Amanda Coats and Tia Pampena, retrieved the cat and sheltered it. The two nursed the cat back to health while Bell recovered.Bell expressed his gratitude to Pittsburgh’s Action 4 News, saying, “There’s an endless list of people that have helped me throughout this catastrophe and I can’t thank them enough.”

A man was released from the hospital and reunited with his pet cat after being involved in a multi-vehicle crash along Route 22 in Export.

On May 18, first responders extracted Christopher Bell from his vehicle, and Life Flighted him to a nearby hospital where he underwent several surgeries. The crash occurred when a car that was speeding swerved and smashed into Bell’s car police said.

A Murrysville police officer found Bell’s cat, Stormy, hiding in the car’s engine compartment following the crash.

The officer said the cat was in a carrier inside the vehicle that broke open, allowing the cat to escape. The cat suffered burns and other injuries.

“Absolutely heartbreaking in the best of ways because I haven’t seen her since the crash and I’ve had her since she was born. She’s 9 years old,” Bell said.

Two co-founders of the nonprofit Kitten Scoop, Amanda Coats and Tia Pampena, retrieved the cat and sheltered it. The two nursed the cat back to health while Bell recovered.

Bell expressed his gratitude to Pittsburgh’s Action 4 News, saying, “There’s an endless list of people that have helped me throughout this catastrophe and I can’t thank them enough.”

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