Female thrown from 31st Street Bridge during motorcycle crash; 2 in critical condition

PITTSBURGH — A female was thrown from the 31st Street Bridge when a motorcycle crashed into a barrier early Monday.

Firefighters attended to the male driver who had suffered a head and arm injury. He told first responders that his female passenger was thrown over the bridge to the train tracks below near River Avenue.

Police and EMS found the female in critical condition with distressed breathing and signs of serious internal injuries. EMS used bolt cutters to open up a fence to remove her from the area of the tracks.

Medics took both the male and female to a local hospital in critical condition.

The bridge and train tracks were shut down during the investigation, but have since reopened.

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