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OVERBROOK (KDKA) – A woman was critically injured when she was hit by a vehicle in Overbrook Friday morning.

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According to police, the incident happened near the intersection of Route 51 and Edgebrook Avenue just after 8 a.m.

The 56-year-old woman was on the sidewalk when she was struck by a vehicle. That vehicle was then hit by a second vehicle as part of a chain-reaction crash.

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She has been taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital and was last listed in critical condition.

The driver of a gray SUV told police she swerved while traveling along Route 51 to avoid hitting a car, but ended up on the sidewalk hitting the pedestrian.

No other information has been released.

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