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RustyRed
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“Pedestrian Struck By Car In Garfield”
…left in critical condition. No word if charges will be filed against motorist.

Pedestrian Struck By Car In Garfield


Marko82
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A woman was sent to the hospital after being struck by a van in Avalon Sunday evening.

An unidentified African-American woman was crossing the street in the crosswalk on Fisk Avenue at Route 65 when she was struck by a van travelling inbound. The van was then rear-ended by another car.

The woman was sent to the hospital. She was alive, but there were no details on her condition.
Woman Struck By Van In Avalon

…So what’s the race of the driver? Why is race even mentioned in such a no-info report/story?


gg
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“The van was then rear-ended by another car.” This is what gets me the most. The van was then rear-ended. It shows what we deal with everyday on our roadways. Not only was someone hit in a crosswalk, there was even another idiot following so close, they plowed into the back of the lead driver. Geez! Sure is a ton of aggression out there.


StuInMcCandless
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…from which it doesn’t take much to infer that the van was driving too fast for conditions, and so was the trailing car. Sunday evening it was raining, and sunset was 5:00 p.m., so even the posted 40 was too fast. I think 40 through there is too fast for a dry day in July.

A speed camera at that corner would have provided much more relevant information than the victim’s skin color. Example: “A PennDOT speed camera recorded the van traveling 46 mph.” Statement of fact; draw your own conclusions.


RustyRed
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Marko82
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Munhall man charged in fatal New Year’s Day hit-and-run crash
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/01/04/Munhall-man-charged-in-fatal-New-Year-s-Day-hit-and-run-crash/stories/201601040148

Turtle Creek police at 6:35 a.m. Friday responded to the 200 block of Penn Avenue Extension where a 60-year-old woman – indentified by the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office as Judith Oreski, of Wilkinsburg – was struck by a vehicle and critically injured.


pinky
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Man struck while checking damaged vehicle

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/01/11/Emergency-units-respond-to-crash-near-Windgap-Fairywood-border/stories/201601110118

This one was recently updated. 25 minutes ago it just said an unidentified pedestrian.


buffalo buffalo
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I’ve ridden Windgap. Especially now that it’s been recently repaved, it’s a beautiful, wooded two-lane road that’s a terror to be on at anything less than 45 mph due to the complete lack of shoulder or sidewalk. Posted 35 mph, but I think we all know how much that means around here…


angrypedestrian
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There’s no way they don’t charge that driver. I’m intimately familiar with Windgap Ave – if you’re incapable of detecting an obstruction in broad daylight there, you shouldn’t hold a driver’s license.


chrishent
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Reports of kid struck in Woods Run:


jonawebb
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Pretty bad: http://pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=5604

“At approximately 11:30 a.m. today a Zone 4 Office witnessed a Black Trailblazer speed through the intersection of Forbes and Murray avenues in Squirrel Hill and strike a female pedestrian. The vehicle did not stop and turned left onto Murray.
Victim was alert and conscious at the scene. Paramedics transported her to UPMC Presby in stable condition.
The Trailblazer continued on Murray where it struck one vehicle that was turning onto Beacon. The sole female passenger was not injured. It then struck three unoccupied parked cars. The vehicle stopped and the driver, later identified as 31-year-old Jerome McClung, bailed in the 2800 block of Murray. A brief foot pursuit ensued. The actor was appended in the 2100 block of Tilbury Street and an undetermined amount of drugs.
Once he has been processed, charges and a mugshot will be made available.”

http://www.wtae.com/news/squirrel-hill-driver-hits-woman-cars/37438200


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Marko82
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AVALON (KDKA) – Police were called to the scene of a deadly situation in Avalon early Friday morning.

According to police, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in the 900 block of Ohio River Boulevard around 3 a.m.
Man Hit & Killed By Truck Along Ohio River Boulevard

This is the third pedestrian fatality along this road since the fall.


buffalo buffalo
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jonawebb
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So this guy had a suspended license but no biggie. Drove through a construction site, pulled down wires, hit a worker.
Police: Driver Hits Road Crew Worker, Drags Telephone Wire For 2 Miles


buffalo buffalo
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RustyRed
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Accident…

“Ooops, sorry I hit your kid!”


buffalo buffalo
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Haven’t been able to find confirmation, but a neighbor reports a pedestrian was hit crossing Penn Ave near Bakery Square this morning:


StuInMcCandless
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KQV radio 6 a.m. local newscast reported a 51yo woman struck and killed at PA65 at Grant in Bellevue. They said she stepped into traffic for unknown reasons, and that no charges are expected for the driver.


Eric
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Is that the one the PG reports as a bicyclist?


Eric
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I rechecked the news stories. Trib says it was a pedestrian. PG says it was a bicyclist. They are both reporting on the same story because all other details match.


Vannevar
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sorry I missed this, and started a thread on the Bicyclist story.


buffalo buffalo
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The Trib has removed reference to her mode of travel: http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/9976679-74/bellevue-accident-allegheny


jonawebb
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Vannevar
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The Belleview death was a pedestrian fatality. Sorry.


StuInMcCandless
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The PG still hasn’t changed its headline or content.


scott
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A woman was hit this afternoon at Butler and Main. From what we understand she was walking across Main with the green light and a man driving a van turning left to go up the hill hit her. She went to the hospital and the police arrived at the scene. Otherwise we don’t have any other information. The woman is in her late 50s.


Marko82
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1 person dead after pedestrian-vehicle accident on Route 8
http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/breaking-1-person-dead-after-pedestrian-vehicle-ac/nqfy6/

investigators confirmed that police and paramedics were called to Route 8 in the area of Bakerstown Presbyterian Church just before 8 p.m. Monday.


stefb
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I know some people who ride route 8 to north park early in weekend mornings. The road does that “share the road” signs along it, but I still refuse to ride it. What terrible news.


chrishent
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It seems a pedestrian was hit today at 40th and Butler:


paulheckbert
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Re April Powell, the pedestrian struck by two cars and killed on Route 8 on March 7, relatives “wonder why she was even out here in the first place, walking. She had a car.”

Gee, I can’t think of any reasons why someone would walk when they could drive. Can you? If we had stiff penalties for walking, that might solve the problem.


chrishent
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Woman struck at a red light in Wilkinsburg. She had just gotten off the bus and was crossing the street when she was hit by someone driving another vehicle:

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2016/03/23/Woman-hit-by-vehicle-after-exiting-from-bus-in-Wilkinsburg/stories/201603230201


Marko82
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PITTSBURGH —
A 13-year-old boy was pinned between two cars Thursday afternoon while crossing the street outside Pittsburgh Langley K-8 in the city’s Sheraden neighborhood

http://www.wpxi.com/news/boy-pinned-between-cars-outside-langley-hs/190307293


Marko82
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Police looking for driver of car after possible hit-and-run in McKees Rocks:
Nikkolas Poliak, 23, was pronounced dead Saturday night at Allegheny General Hospital after he was found lying on Vine Street. Police and the medical examiner said his injuries were consistent with a hit-and-run.
http://www.wpxi.com/news/police-looking-for-driver-of-car-after-possible-hit-and-run-in-mckees-rocks/217488916


Marko82
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Pedestrian Injured In Beaver Falls Hit-&-Run
Hit-&-Run Driver Arrested After Hitting Pedestrian In Beaver Falls

Around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, an SUV hit a man along 7th Avenue in Beaver Falls.

“It went over to the other lane, hit a tree, hit a pole and then hit the guy,” said witness Anthony Palmer. “It dragged the guy about 20 feet down the sidewalk.”


buffalo buffalo
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Three hit by driver having ‘an unspecified medical episode’ on Butler Street in Central Lawrenceville. All transported to Presbyterian with ‘minor injuries’. Driver taken to, of all places, Children’s.

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/04/19/3-pedestrians-hit-in-Lawrenceville-after-driver-has-medical-episode/stories/201604190182


StuInMcCandless
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The man who killed the girl standing in her yard in Shaler is out on $200K bond. Thanks a lot, Judge Manning.

Trib story


StuInMcCandless
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No, I misread that. Grayson did not get sprung on $200K bail, he got out on _no_ bail. He has to wear a monitor. I do not see where the list of restrictions on his activities involves not driving.

That is the travesty of justice here.


RustyRed
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“That is the travesty of justice here.”

That Manning guy is really doing a bang-up job this week. Looks like he serves until 2018 in his current position, yes?

Just another of Manning’s crap-ass decisions: http://www.wtae.com/news/decision-expected-monday-in-deadly-oakland-shooting/25351042


StuInMcCandless
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Girl hit trying to cross street after getting ice cream. Driver flees.

WTAE story

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