Police officer injured when driver flees traffic stop in Pittsburgh

A police officer was injured when a driver fled a traffic stop in Pittsburgh’s Homewood West neighborhood.

According to Pittsburgh Public Safety, the vehicle was stopped by officers because it matched the description of a vehicle that left the scene of the ShotSpotter alert on the 7300 block of Race Street.

According to Pittsburgh Public Safety, as officers approached the vehicle, the driver drove off, striking one officer’s left leg.

Police briefly followed the vehicle.The officer who was hurt did not require hospitalization.No arrests have been announced.A vehicle was towed on the 800 block of Tripoli Street on Pittsburgh’s North Side, something Pittsburgh Public Safety confirmed was part of the investigation.

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