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Woman injured in hit-and-run in Downtown Pittsburgh

Emily Balser

A woman was injured Saturday night in hit-and-run crash in Downtown Pittsburgh, police said.

The incident happened just after 11:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Liberty Avenue.

When emergency officials arrived, they found a woman unresponsive on the street with a laceration above her eyelid. She also had bruises.

She was taken to UPMC Mercy hospital in critical condition but was later upgraded to stable.

Police said several witnesses said they saw a gray minivan traveling in an outbound lane of Liberty Avenue when it struck the woman and kept going. Witnesses said the woman wasn’t in a crosswalk.

A taxi driver said he and a passenger witnessed the vehicle flee and followed it until it turned onto the 16th Street Bridge from Liberty Avenue. They provided police with possible license plate numbers, but no matches were found.

Police are still investigating.

Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Emily at 724-226-4680, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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