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Fire Deputy Chief in No-Injury Crash

Date: March 11, 2020
Incident Type: Vehicle Crash
Location: Zone 2

No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash involving a Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Deputy Chief around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Chatham Square.

Per the initial investigation: The Deputy Chief was driving a marked Fire vehicle on Fifth towards Downtown to respond to a report of smoke in a building when he drove into the intersection. He entered the intersection against a red light but with his sirens and lights engaged.

The other driver did not see or hear the Fire vehicle and crashed into the side of it. The Deputy Chief was not injured. Medics checked the second driver, who refused transport and also was not injured.

Both vehicles were towed. Zone 2 Police are investigating the crash.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri