The original post stated that the crash happened on July 8. The correct date was July 9. Public Safety regrets the error.
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers from Zone 5 responded to reports of a collision involving one of its police cruisers on Frankstown Avenue near N. Homewood Avenue just after 3:00 p.m.
When officers arrived on scene they found that a large truck had rear-ended the cruiser.
One officer was transported to UPMC Mercy to be evaluated for a possible head injury.
The Police Collision Investigation Unit is investigating.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.