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Police, Fire, Respond to Vehicle Hit and Run with Utility Pole

Date: February 7, 2020
Incident Type: Collision
Location: Zone 3

Pittsburgh Police officers from Zone 3, as well as firefighters from Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Engine 23, responded to a report of a truck that had struck a utility pole in the 20 block of Newett Street just before 10 a.m. 

When they arrived on scene they met with a witness who said that he watched the truck slide down the hill before hitting the pole and pulling down some wires. The driver of the vehicle told the witness he was going to drive to a safer spot and then report the collision to police. Police have not received any report from the driver so they are treating this as a hit and run. 

Meantime, a firefighter who came out to the scene slipped on some ice and injured his back. He was transported to the hospital by EMS for treatment. No one on the street was injured.

Duquesne Light responded to repair the utility pole.

Police are investigating. 

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz