Jul 29, 2014

UPDATE: Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle on Route 51

Woman was apparently trying to catch a bus.

UPDATE (10:17 a.m.): All four lanes are open, and regular traffic has resumed.

A 31-year-old woman, whom Chief Michael Scott said was apparently trying to catch a bus, was struck by a vehicle on Route 51 (Clairton Boulevard) on Wednesday at around 7 a.m.

The accident occurred near the Grace Street-Clairton intersection in south . Articles of clothing and a purse belonging to the woman are still strewn about in the southbound lane of Route 51 as of 9:30 a.m. There is also blood on the road near the woman's belongings. She was not hit in a crosswalk.

The driver of the vehicle—a red Pontiac Vibe—who struck the woman was not identified. The pedestrian was not identified, either, but fire officials on the scene said that she was in serious condition before she was taken by to UPMC Mercy Hospital.

The driver is not reported to be injured, and the pedestrian's condition has not been updated. There is no word yet on whether the driver is being charged with any offense.

Both northbound lanes of Route 51 are closed from near  in Baldwin to near on the border of , and traffic is heavy and moving very slowly through that area. Only one southband lane is open, and crews from and are directing traffic heading north and south to alternate through that one lane.

Access to Route 51 from Grace Street and Brentview Drive is prohibited. (REOPENED NOW.)


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