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Police Make Arrest in June Hit and Run

Date: August 16, 2019
Incident Type: Hit and Run
Location: Zone 1

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers from Zone One were called to investigate a hit and run incident between a vehicle and a cyclist that occurred at the intersection of Allegheny Avenue and Ridge Avenue on June 19, 2019 just after 11 p.m.

When officers arrived on scene EMS was treating a male victim who was experiencing some head pain and had sustained an abrasion to his left lower leg. He was not transported to the hospital.

He told officers he was riding his bike on Allegheny Avenue towards Western Avenue when a truck hit him from behind, throwing him to the pavement where he hit his head. He was wearing a helmet at the time, which officers noted had a crack in it. The driver did not stay at the scene.

Two witnesses were able to obtain the truck’s license plate number, which they provided to police.

On Friday, August 16  police arrested Brian M. Martin, 35, of Pittsburgh.

He is charged with: Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injury, Reckless Driving, and DUI – General Impairment.

Martin is a sworn officer with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. This incident occurred while he was off-duty.

He has been placed on unpaid administrative leave. 

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz