Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, EMS and Police from Zone 2 responded to reports of a collision between a tractor trailer and a vehicle in the outbound lanes of the Liberty Bridge just before 5:40 a.m.
When they arrived on scene they found the vehicle pinned against the jersey barrier by the tractor trailer unit. The EMS Rescue Unit extricated the male driver from the vehicle. He was taken to Mercy Hospital with minor injuries.
The Police Bureau’s Collision Investigation Unit also responded to the scene. Per the Unit’s initial investigation, they found the male driver of the tractor trailer was changing from the left to the right lane and didn’t not see the vehicle in his blind spot.
The driver of the tractor trailer faces possible charges for careless driving or an unsafe lane change.
The outbound lanes were reopened to traffic just after 7:30 a.m.
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.