• Man hit by vehicle walking to work talks to Channel 11


    PITTSBURGH - On Thursday, the victim of a hit-in-run in Pittsburgh talked to Channel 11 about the incident.

    Harry Smith, 61, told Channel 11 reporter Courtney Brennan that he hasn’t been to work for a week.

    “They miss me,” he said.

    Smith has worked at the Grand Concourse for more than 30 years and has walked the same route to get to work for just as long.

    “I was walking and then I crossed the street.  After that, I was out,” he said.

    A driver hit Smith on Warrington Avenue and sped away.

    Smith was in the hospital with broken ribs, stitches and a swollen jaw.

    Channel 11 finally got an answer from the city about surveillance cameras that should have captured the accident.

    A city spokeswoman told Brennan, "There was an error when trying to review the video that rendered the video unavailable."

    "They told me the one camera down the street was facing down on the sidewalk, so it didn't catch anything.  And the camera where he got hit at, it wasn't working at all," said Smith’s brother, Gene Smith.

    That video could have been the break police need to catch the driver.

    No arrests have been made.

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