Woman dies after being hit by shuttle bus in Oakland

PITTSBURGH — A woman died in the hospital after she was hit by a shuttle bus in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood Wednesday morning.

Police, fire and medics were called to Terrace Street and Sutherland Drive near the Petersen Events Center at 9:25 a.m.

When they arrived on scene, they found a woman who was unconscious and in cardiac arrest.

Bystanders provided CPR to the woman until firefighters could take over.

The woman was taken to a hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner has identified the victim as Emily Watson, 29, of Pittsburgh.

The Collision Investigation Unit was also called to the scene to investigate. Terrace Street between De Soto Street and Lothrop Street was closed but has since reopened.

A spokesperson for UPMC released the following statement:

“This tragic event has had a profound impact on the UPMC and Pitt communities. With our partners at the University of Pittsburgh, we are reviewing public safety protocols throughout the Oakland campus to bolster safety measures. Please direct any additional questions on the accident to Pittsburgh Public Safety.”

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