Pittsburgh Police officers from Zone 4 responded to reports of a single-vehicle collision at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Kirkpatrick Street just before 11 a.m.
When they arrived on scene they found a vehicle with a female driver inside that had hit a light pole after travelling inbound from the Birmingham Bridge.
She was transported by EMS to Mercy Hospital in critical condition. There were no passengers inside the vehicle.
The Bureau's Collision Investigation Unit is investigating the cause of the crash.
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.