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Three Vehicle Collision Closes West Carson Street

Date: October 31, 2020
Incident Type: Crash
Location: West End
Summary:

Pittsburgh Police, Fire and EMS responded to a report of a three-vehicle crash with entrapment on West Carson Street near the West End Circle around 9:20 a.m.

First Responders found a male in his early 30s trapped inside the vehicle. Medics extricated him and transported him to a local hospital in critical condition.

The drivers of a van and a dumpster truck also involved were not injured.

HAZMAT responded to the scene for a fuel leak from the truck.

Per the initial investigation: The driver of the gold sedan carjacked the vehicle in Crafton and was driving inbound on West Carson when he struck the truck head on. The Collision Investigation Unit is investigating.

West Carson was closed in both directions for cleanup and for CIU to process the scene.

CORRECTION: The carjacking was in Ingram, not Crafton.


Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri

2020-10-31
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov