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Woman Suffers Leg Injury In Downtown Bus Accident

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A woman was seriously injured in an accident involving a Port Authority bus this afternoon in Downtown Pittsburgh.

The accident happened just after 5 p.m. at the corner of Smithfield Street and Sixth Avenue.

It’s not clear what exactly happened, and it’s not yet known if the woman was a pedestrian or a bus rider.

There are reports she may have been dragged.

According to Port Authority spokesperson Jim Ritchie, the bus involved was the 61-D on the Murray Route, heading from Grant Street to Smithfield Street.

The woman was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital with a serious leg injury.

There’s no word on her condition.

Crews have had to shut down Sixth Avenue from Smithfield Street to Montour Way.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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