Investigation Continues in Pedestrian Accident Involving Police Car

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Police are continuing their investigation of an accident involving a patrol car and a pedestrian near the bus station on Lysle Boulevard.

The victim, a 64-year-old woman from Versailles, is recovering in an area hospital and was in good condition on Thursday, McKeesport police Chief Bryan Washowich said.

She was crossing Lysle Boulevard between Sinclair and Sheridan streets just before 9 p.m. Monday night when she was struck by a city police car.

The car was not responding to a call and was traveling at the posted speed limit, Washowich said.

Police are not clear yet where the victim was coming from, or going to, he said.

The police officer driving the car was shaken by the accident and is on paid leave as the investigation continues, he said.

Neither the name of the officer nor that of the victim were released by police.

The patrol car did not have a dashboard camera but McKeesport police are reviewing video and talking to witnesses, he said. Allegheny County police are assisting the investigation.

There are crosswalks at Sinclair, Sheridan and Huey streets, but the accident did not occur at one of the crosswalks.

Originally published April 06, 2018.

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