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First Responders Encounter Icy, Dangerous Conditions While Responding to Emergencies

Date: February 14, 2021
Incident Type: Collisions
Location: Multiple zones
Summary:

Public Safety first responders encountered treacherous road conditions in an effort to respond to multiple collisions and disabled vehicles overnight and into the morning.

As a result, three medic vehicles (M3,M6,M10) three police cruisers (3126, 3311,3530) and one fire engine (EN27) were themselves involved in collisions.

While responding to a collision in Zone 1, Police Unit 3126 hit a patch of ice on Milroy Street in Perry South just before 7 a.m. and slid into a house. No one inside the structure was injured. The officer was taken to the hospital to be evaluated for injuries to his knees.

In Zone 5, Unit 3530 was responding to assist a stuck motorist in the 5100 block of Rosecrest Drive just before 9 a.m. when the officer's vehicle hit a parked car. The officer fell and hit his head after exiting his vehicle. He stated that he was not injured and did not request EMS.

In Zone 3, unit 3311 was struck by another vehicle on Brownsville Road near Linnview Street around 3:15 a.m. There were no injuries.

There were no injuries to medics or firefighters.

Public Safety continues to urge drivers to stay off the roads if at all possible as conditions remain icy in several areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz

2021-02-14
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov