Kennedy Policeman Accused of Striking Man with His Car
Margaret Harding; Jason Cato, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
An off-duty Kennedy police officer is accused of driving a vehicle that struck a pedestrian early yesterday along West Carson Street in the South Side.
Pittsburgh police are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident that occurred in the 1600 block of West Carson Street and left the unidentified pedestrian hospitalized in critical condition.
"We are trying to determine exactly what (the police officer's) actions were after the crash," city police Lt. Kevin Kraus said. "He did identify himself and make a statement to officers about his involvement in the crash."
Sources identified the driver as Frank Caligiuri, a 12-year veteran of the Kennedy police force. Neither he nor township commissioners could be reached for comment. Kennedy police Chief Anthony Bruni did not return calls.
Carlynton School District officials confirmed that Caligiuri graduated in the same class at Carlynton High School as former Crafton police Officer Donnie L. Breeden, who is accused of leaving the scene of a fatal accident involving a pedestrian in the same area of West Carson Street in 2007.
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