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Minor injuries when bus, pedestrian collide in Brighton Heights

| Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 12:00 p.m.

A woman suffered minor injuries this morning in a collision with a Port Authority bus in Brighton Heights, officials said.

The accident occurred about 7:20 a.m. in a crosswalk at the intersection of Brighton Road and Benton Avenue, said authority spokesman Jim Ritchie.

Emergency dispatchers said the pedestrian, a 60-year-old female, was transported to Allegheny General Hospital in fair condition. She suffered minor cuts and bruises but was conscious and alert when taken to the hospital, officials said.

The bus was on the outbound 16 Brighton route, but it was unclear how the pedestrian was struck, Ritchie said. The driver is being held off from work with pay pending an investigation and tests for drug and alcohol, which is standard procedure after any accident.

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