Two injured when subway car derails Downtown
Pittsburgh Paramedics transport a man who was injured from the Wood Street Station after the T derailed, Friday, November 9, 2012.
Photo by Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Two people were injured on Friday night when a Port Authority light-rail vehicle derailed in the subway between the Wood Street and Gateway stations, Downtown.
There were preliminary reports of smoke when the derailment occurred shortly after 9 p.m., but Pittsburgh firefighters told emergency dispatchers there was no smoke and no fire in the tunnel.
The Wood Street and Gateway stations were evacuated, firefighters said. A second light-rail vehicle was brought to the site of the derailment so that paramedics could quickly take a man who suffered back or neck injuries to the Wood Street station. He was placed into a waiting ambulance and taken to UPMC Mercy, Uptown.
Paramedics told dispatchers that another man sustained an ankle injury but refused hospital treatment. A woman who complained of chest pains said she would seek medical treatment on her own, paramedics said.
As a result of the derailment, light-rail service ended at the Wood Street station and shuttle buses were called to take passengers between there and the North Shore, Port Authority spokesman Jim Ritchie said. He said it was unclear how long service would be interrupted.
Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or email@example.com.
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