Man struck by tractor-trailer on Parkway East

1 person injured after being hit by vehicle on Parkway East

PITTSBURGH — A man was hit by a tractor-trailer on the Parkway East early Saturday morning, according to police.

It happened around 2 a.m. near the Bates Street exit in South Oakland.

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Police said the person driving the tractor-trailer swerved to try to avoid a broken down vehicle in the center lane and struck the man, who was standing in the left lane.

The man was transported to UPMC Mercy with major injuries.

The Parkway East was closed for about three hours.