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car-bike crash near Schenley plaza – Aug 2,2013

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Marko82

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Aug 2 2013 at 11:21am #

WTAE is reporting a crash. Car windshield smashed in, driver arrested, but no word on cyclist.

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/allegheny/car-bike-in-oakland-accident/-/10927008/21304858/-/10colg4z/-/index.html?absolute=true

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Pierce

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Aug 2 2013 at 12:39pm #

I think that’s a first in arrest after accident


jonawebb

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Aug 2 2013 at 12:48pm #

Yeah, what was he doing (besides hitting a cyclist)?


Steven

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Aug 2 2013 at 12:58pm #

There are some serious crimes involving hitting a cyclist, like hitting a cyclist while drunk, hitting a cyclist while high, being disrespectful to a police officer after hitting a cyclist, or hitting a cyclist who’s also a police officer. We’ll have to wait to see.

Hope the cyclist is OK.


RustyRed

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Aug 2 2013 at 12:58pm #

Wow, an arrest so soon? I wonder if he had warrants/suspended licence.
I hope the cyclist is OK.


reddan

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Aug 2 2013 at 1:07pm #

The article and video merely said that “someone” was arrested, not that the driver was arrested.

<engaging cynicism drive>
It’d be really ‘funny’ if the first immediate on-site arrest in memory was of the cyclist.


rsprake

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Aug 2 2013 at 1:15pm #

What a strange report. They show a man being placed into the police car, and also say that they are waiting to hear about the cyclist’s condition. Just guessing they arrested the driver.


Steven

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Aug 2 2013 at 4:26pm #

The PG says the driver was drunk. He blamed the sun, but the police only buy that when you’re not drunk.

The Squirrel Hill cyclist has back and knee injuries.


MichaelArtman

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Aug 2 2013 at 4:29pm #

Looks like the driver in this instance was the one arrested on site – apparently for DUI related charges.

Post-Gazette posted this update – but its unclear how seriously injured the cyclist is. Hoping for the best… stay safe out there this weekend, everyone.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/pittsburgh-police-new-kensington-man-was-intoxicated-when-his-car-hit-bicyclist-in-oakland-697855/


quizbot

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Aug 2 2013 at 4:29pm #

I guess it’s never too early to be on the lookout for drunks.


buffalo buffalo

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Aug 2 2013 at 4:35pm #

WTAE has updated their story to say the driver was glassy-eyed, ‘had trouble’ handing over his registration paperwork, and swayed visibly when standing. He was apparently released to a family member from Zone 6 (traffic division). http://www.wtae.com/news/local/allegheny/car-bike-in-oakland-accident/-/10927008/21304858/-/10colg4z/-/index.html

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