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Truck Hits Overpass In Glenfield

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A truck hit an overpass in the Glenfield area, and officials are trying to make sure it’s structurally stable.

It happened just after 5:30 a.m. Friday morning at the ramp from 65 South to I-79 Southbound.

The arm on a dumpster truck, that moves dumpsters flew up and hit the overpass, wedging the truck underneath it.

Police say 62-year-old Richard Adams of Cranberry was driving the truck, which is owned by North Hills Disposal.

Adams was taken to Allegheny General Hospital with serious injuries.

The hospital hasn’t released his condition, but did say he underwent surgery for head injuries.

Pennsylvania State Police says for some unknown reason the rollback frame on the truck was fully elevated.

“In this particular type of incident we have motor vehicle carrier inspectors who will do a thorough inspection of that vehicle to determine what happened, if there was a malfunction, or if this occurred because of driver error,” trooper Robin Mungo said.

PennDot is on the scene examining the overpass right now.

They are checking to make sure if it is structurally sound before reopening it.

“It appears that some point in time the road going underneath the overpass will be opened, but the overpass itself will be closed,” Mungo said.

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