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Portion of Allegheny River Boulevard closed after chase, crash

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Published: Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, 6:54 a.m.

Emergency dispatchers said Allegheny River Boulevard near Nadine Road will remain closed until noon while crews work to repair a utility pole struck by a driver fleeing from police.

Officials said the incident began when police were chasing a driver in Homewood, though it was not immediately clear what prompted the chase.

Investigators said they called off the chase but the driver continued to flee at a high rate of speed and that's when he crashed into the pole.

The driver was seriously hurt and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, police said.

Drivers are urged to find alternate routes.




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