Pitt basketball player’s car crashes into Pitt building

By Michael Macagnone

A Pitt Basketball player drove the car that crashed into Pitt’s Property and Facilities Management Building shortly after 10:30 a.m. this morning.

A Pitt basketball player drove the car that crashed into Pitt’s Property and Facilities Management Building shortly after 10:30 a.m. this morning.

No one inside the building was injured. Whether redshirt freshman Lamar Patterson was injured or transported to a hospital is not yet clear.

The car — a blue Volkswagen Jetta — destroyed several windows in the front of the Eureka building at the intersection of Forbes and Coltart avenues.

City police, Pitt police and a city paramedic truck responded to the accident. Traffic on Forbes Avenue was shut down in front of the building until just before 11 a.m.

Pitt police commander Francis Walsh said that Pitt police will handle the investigation. He declined to comment further, saying that the accident was still under investigation.

An AAA truck towed the vehicle out of the building, and Facilities management began clearing the glass from the sidewalk at about 11 a.m.

Police were still directing traffic at Forbes and Coltart avenues at 11:15 a.m.

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