Police: 6 students struck by sedan near Pittsburgh school |

Police: 6 students struck by sedan near Pittsburgh school

A teenager driving a black sedan struck six University Prep 6-12 high school students Tuesday afternoon in the Hill District, according to police.

The incident happened about 2:45 p.m. on Centre Avenue, authorities said.

Four students were taken to UPMC Children’s Hospital and two were taken to UPMC Presbyterian, according to Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich. One was taken in serious condition; the others in stable condition, police said.

None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Hissrich said it is not yet clear how the collision happened or whether the teenager driving the sedan was a licensed driver.

“That’s going to be part of the investigation. There are numerous interviews being conducted and … we’re waiting for our collision investigation unit to basically document the evidence that’s present at the scene right now,” Hissrich said. “There are a lot of details that have to be determined.”

According to police, the driver, a teenage female student who also attends University Prep, and a male passenger initially fled the scene, but later returned. Police detectives took them in for questioning.

No charges have been filed at this time.

The police collision investigation unit is investigating the crash scene, and violent crimes unit detectives are interviewing witnesses and suspects.

Reporters Madasyn Czebiniak and Chuck Biedka contributed. Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Nate Smallwood is a Tribune-Review photographer.

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People are overcome with emotion at the scene of a car striking pedestrians on Center Ave. on Oct. 9, 2018.
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The scene of a car striking pedestrians on Center Ave. on Oct. 9, 2018.
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The scene of a car striking pedestrians on Center Ave. on Oct. 9, 2018.
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