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Police, Fire, EMS Respond to Fallen Tree On Vehicle

Date: July 7, 2019
Incident Type: Tree on Vehicle
Location: Zone

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers from Zone 5, as well as Fire and EMS, responded to the 1400 block of Washington Blvd. just before 5:00 p.m. for a tree that had fallen on a single vehicle.

An officer from Zone 5 was driving when he witnessed a tree topple down from the hillside onto the passenger and driver side of the vehicle.

When police approached the vehicle, two females, the driver and the passenger, were heavily entrapped inside.

Members from Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire cut the tree off the vehicle while EMS used rescue gear to cut the victims out of the vehicle. 

Both female victims were transported to the hospital in serious condition. 

A male and a female passenger in the backseat were able to exit the vehicle unharmed.

The tree was blocking three lanes of traffic, two inbound and one outbound.

The roadway was cleared just before 6:00 p.m.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz