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December 23, 2013

Drifting ambulance strikes Pa. medic, police officer

The medic and officer suffered leg injuries when the medic exited the vehicle, realized it was rolling, and was struck while trying to re-enter

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Authorities identified a driver killed in a crash in East Pittsburgh Friday evening as 86-year-old Albert Muhlenbecher.

Muhlenbecher of East Pittsburgh suffered traumatic injuries to his head, neck and body, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner.

Three others, including a police officer and paramedic, were injured in the crash that happened just before 6:30 p.m. at Route 30 and Center Avenue. The medical examiner's office said Muhlenbecher might have suffered a medical problem before the crash.

The police officer and paramedic suffered leg injuries when a vehicle drifted into them. The third victim was injured in the crash that killed Muhlenbecher.

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