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Police Seek Driver of Vehicle Abandoned After Crash

Date: May 25, 2019
Incident Type: Vehicle Crash
Location: Zone 1

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers from Zone 1 responded to reports of a single vehicle crash in the 3400 Block of McClure Avenue just before 11:00 a.m. on May 25.

Before they arrived on scene the driver had fled the flipped vehicle, which had hit a Duquesne Light utility pole, pulling down live wires on top of the vehicle. Once the wires were cleared, officers searched the vehicle to ensure there were no occupants inside, but found it to be empty. 

Witnesses told police they saw a white, middle-aged female with dark hair running down the street with a child in her arms. The child was described as approximately 7 years old, but there was no other description. Witnesses say the female and child got into a sedan at the intersection of Woods Run Avenue and McClure Avenue. 

The vehicle was towed and impounded by police. Police also checked with local hospitals to see if anyone fitting the description of the pair showed up with injuries, with negative results.

Police are investigating. 

Anyone who may have further information about this incident is asked to call Zone 1 police at (412) 323-7201




Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz