Public Safety Blotter Articles

Man Jumps Off West End Bridge After Vehicle Crash

Date: September 11, 2019
Incident Type: Unusual
Location: Zone 1

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 1, River Rescue and Fire responded to a 911 call of a vehicle that had crashed into the railing on the West End bridge just before 8 p.m.

Witnesses told police a male immediately exited the vehicle after the crash, stepped onto the railing and jumped into the water.

River Rescue arrived to find him swimming toward the shore. They brought him on board the boat to assess his injuries and took him to the Cordello parking lot on the North Side. 

Police spoke with the man who told them he had wanted to harm himself. EMS transported him to the hospital in stable condition.

No charges are expected, but after the man is medically cleared police will determine the best course of action to provide him with the help he needs.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz