Pittsburgh medic goes into cardiac arrest while responding to bicycle crash

The medic is said to be in serious but stable condition after being resuscitated and transported to the hospital


Jeff Himler
Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa.

PITTSBURGH — A bicyclist was critically injured after crashing into a tree and falling down a Pittsburgh hillside, city police said.

The crash happened at about 6 p.m. in Nine Mile Run Hollow, near the 1200 block of Commercial Street.

Park rangers, firefighters and medics assisted in rescuing the male cyclist, who was lifted from the wooded area in a rescue basket. He was taken by ambulance to UPMC Presbyterian hospital in critical condition.

Police said a medic from Rescue 1 suffered cardiac arrest during the rescue, was resuscitated and was taken to a local hospital in serious but stable condition.

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