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First Responders Perform Hillside Rescue on South Side

Date: October 15, 2021
Incident Type: Rescue
Location: Zone 3

Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, EMS, and Police from Zone 3 responded to the 3400 block of E. Carson Street for reports of a man dragged with his vehicle over a hillside just before 5 p.m.

Witnesses told first responders the man was trying push his disabled vehicle off the roadway and maneuver it into a parking space, when he lost control of it and was dragged over a hill near the CSX train tracks below.

Train traffic was stopped while firefighters and EMS Rescue crews stabilized the man before bringing him back up the hill.

He suffered a broken arm and lacerations to his face. He was conscious and alert when Medic 12 transported him to the hospital in stable condition.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz