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Police, Fire and EMS Respond to Collision on Liberty Bridge

Date: June 12, 2019
Incident Type: Vehicle Collision
Location: Liberty Bridge
Summary:

Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, EMS and Police from Zone 2 responded to reports of a collision between a tractor trailer and a vehicle in the outbound lanes of the Liberty Bridge just before 5:40 a.m.

When they arrived on scene they found the vehicle pinned against the jersey barrier by the tractor trailer unit. The EMS Rescue Unit extricated the male driver from the vehicle. He was taken to Mercy Hospital with minor injuries.

The Police Bureau’s Collision Investigation Unit also responded to the scene. Per the Unit’s initial investigation, they found the male driver of the tractor trailer was changing from the left to the right lane and didn’t not see the vehicle in his blind spot.

The driver of the tractor trailer faces possible charges for careless driving or an unsafe lane change.

The outbound lanes were reopened to traffic just after 7:30 a.m.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz

2019-06-12
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov