Public Safety Blotter Articles

Police, Fire Respond To Overturned Dump Truck

Date: June 23, 2019
Incident Type: Accident
Location: Zone 6

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers from Zone 6, as well as the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, responded to reports of an overturned dump truck on Crane Road off of SawMill Run Boulevard just before 2:00 p.m.

When they arrived on scene they found the overturned truck spilling diesel fuel as well as the load of dirt the truck was carrying.

The driver told police his truck began sliding backwards on the steep hill and rather than hit the car behind him he decided to downshift and overturned.

The car traveling behind the dump truck was not hit and there were no injuries to the dump truck driver or the vehicle driver.

Until the dump truck is towed Crane Road to Brashear High School driveway is closed.

The Accident Investigation Unit will be investigating.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz