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Pedestrian taken to hospital after being hit by truck on Parkway East

Jeff Himler
| Saturday, December 15, 2018 8:39 a.m.

A male pedestrian was taken to UPMC Mercy after being struck by a truck early Saturday on the Parkway East in Pittsburgh.

The crash happened at 2:14 a.m. in the westbound lanes, near the Bates Street exit in South Oakland. It shut down traffic on the parkway for about three hours, state police said.

A Freightliner truck swerved to avoid a disabled vehicle in the center lane and struck the pedestrian, who was standing in the left lane, according to police. The pedestrian is believed to have suffered major injuries when he was thrown 10 feet and came to rest on top of a concrete median barrier, police said.

Police didn’t identify the pedestrian or the male driver from Pittsburgh, who wasn’t injured.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, or via Twitter @jhimler_news.

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