Local Pedestrian CRASH page

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Marko82
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A 16-year-old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle early Saturday morning in Pine Township, Indiana County.
http://www.wpxi.com/news/16-year-old-hit-killed-by-car-in-indiana-county/282380404


RustyRed
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Police in Shanango looking for driver of vehicle who hit pedestrian.

Police Looking For Driver Who Hit Pedestrian In Shenango Township


StuInMcCandless
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Fatality, Ninth Street, downtown. Rather short on details.
http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/10489184-74/allegheny-examiner-medical

According to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office, the pedestrian was hit near the Blush night club on Ninth Street, Downtown.


jonawebb
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A pedestrian was killed early this morning on ninth st: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/05/18/Pedestrian-killed-as-he-was-crossing-9th-Street-Downtown-Pittsburgh/stories/201605180161?utm_campaign=echobox&utm_medium=social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1463575040

Police noted that he was jaywalking — 2:45 am, yeah, that’s a time you really have to pay attention to traffic.


angrypedestrian
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The speed limit on 9th is 25mph and a 25mph speed limit on city streets is intentionally chosen because of the pedestrian fatality differential between 25mph and 35mph.

http://therivardreport.com/military-values-pedestrian-safety-dont-cities/

ie, that driver was grossly negligent in driving fast enough to kill someone from one light to the next. No charges will be filed, of course.


RustyRed
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Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle in Bloomfield. The vehicle did not stop and the death was ruled an accident.

(NOT A TYPO)

http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/10707839-74/vehicle-according-died

A woman who was struck by a vehicle in Bloomfield early Sunday morning died the same day at UPMC Presbyterian, officials said.

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office identified the victim as Jessica McChesney, 26, of Wilkinsburg.

The collision happened around 2:35 a.m. near the intersection of Baum Boulevard and Morewood Avenue, according to Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler. The vehicle did not stop and was believed to have been traveling outbound. There was no description of the vehicle.

McChesney died of blunt impact injury to the head and neck., according to the medical examiner’s office. Her death was ruled an accident.


Mick
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@jonawebb
2:45 am, yeah, that’s a time you really have to pay attention to traffic

Did you mean this sarcastically?

When the bars close is when I most watch for traffic.

I’m headed home right now. Believe me, I will treat each and every car I see as having a driver somewhere between too-drunk-to-walk and intoxicated-homicidal-road-rage.


stefb
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There is that getgo right on the corner there. Hopefully there were cameras rolling. I am also pretty sure that the cricket lounge on moorewood had a camera right outside of it.


jonawebb
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@mick, I agree. My point was, jaywalking had nothing to do with it. The pedestrian was undoubtedly killed by a drunk or inattentive driver.


Gordon
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I never like the intersection of Baum Blvd and Morewood Ave, even though I have to go through it everyday. A lot of drivers use that intersection to turn left toward Oakland since it’s the only one with left turn signals. Also, it is an easy place to get onto Baum Blvd to access East Liberty and Highland Park from Oakland. In addition, there’s a Getgo at that corner, which makes the traffic volume even greater.

What I find problematic is the vague right turn lane on Morewood Ave coming from Oakland. There are often cars parked in the lane, forcing cyclists to merge into the left one. There are no restrictions on turning on red at the intersection, so impatient drivers often try to squeeze out cyclists. I’d recommend removing the parking space, installing a bike lane and “bike box” at the intersection, and put up a “no turn on red” sign.


RustyRed
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Gordon
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It’s good that the police caught this murderer so quickly. How sad it is that this happened just before the “Mobility is Civil Right” townhall meeting tomorrow (6/30) This tragedy highlighted the need for infrastructures that curtail aggressive driving in the city. Given many nearby residents walk across Baum Blvd to get to GetGo, Chipotle, Giant Eagle, Aldi, and etc., I believe a road diet for Baum Blvd is needed. Shrink it down to two travel lanes and one turning lane.

Mobility is Civil Right” townhall meeting
When: Thursday, June 30, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Those interested in mobility/transportation issues, may also want to attend the Complete Streets Policy Public Meeting, on Thursday, July 7th at 6:00-8:00 p.m. at South Side Market House (1 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203). Complete Streets is the “simple concept that our public rights-of-way should be designed and maintained for all users, instead of just one type, the automobile” as described by Bike Pittsburgh.


RustyRed
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Pedestrian struck by bus in South Oakland

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/07/01/Pedestrian-struck-by-bus-in-Oakland-pittsburgh/stories/201607010193

The incident also made the Associated Press.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh transit bus hit a pedestrian who darted into traffic.
Port Authority of Allegheny County spokesman Adam Brandolph says the incident happened about 1:40 p.m. Friday when a bus hit a pedestrian who ran into traffic in the city’s South Oakland neighborhood, near the Hot Metal Bridge.
Brandolph says the pedestrian complained of shoulder and hip pain and had a cut on her head. She was taken to UPMC Presbyterian.


Marko82
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Police seek driver involved in hit-and-run that sent girl to hospital
http://www.wpxi.com/news/police-seek-driver-involved-in-hit-and-run-that-sent-girl-to-hospital/380568171

Police are searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run accident that sent a girl to the hospital Saturday night during a fireworks show in Lawrenceville. [40th street]


chrishent
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Two pedestrians hit after Pirates game. Both taken to hospital, and the driver that hit them has been arrested:

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/08/10/Two-pedestrians-struck-by-car-while-leaving-Pirates-game/stories/201608100147


StuInMcCandless
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Marko82
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I don’t know what a pedestrian was doing on the highway, but the fact that the driver did not stop is unacceptable.
1 Dead In Fatal Pedestrian Accident Along Parkway East
1 Dead In Fatal Pedestrian Accident Along Parkway East


paulheckbert
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Pedestrian killed by car in Armstrong County, east of Kittanning.

“State police say [Annika] Strom was hit by a black Chevy Cobalt, driven by 19-year-old Matthew Hankey, also from Rural Valley. He wasn’t injured in the accident. It’s not known why Strom would have been walking along the rural road in the early morning hours. “At this point, we don’t have any idea why she was there or what she was doing,” Myers said. “It was dark and I mean, she has darker clothing on so she would have been hard to see.””

Woman Dies After Being Hit By Vehicle In Armstrong County

The article doesn’t ask why Hankey was out on that road in the early morning hours.


StuInMcCandless
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Yeah, his car was black, too, so it might have been hard for her to see it. We all assume Hankey had his lights on.


chrishent
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One of the pedestrians that got hit near PNC Park last week died today:

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/08/18/Pedestrian-struck-by-car-outside-PNC-Park-dies/stories/201608180193

The driver that hit him and his wife is under arrest


StuInMcCandless
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chrishent
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Driver hits 18-month child in a stroller, his/her babysitter, and a dog when turning from Butler St into Stanton Ave. The driver claims to have not seen anyone:

http://www.wpxi.com/news/woman-child-in-stroller-struck-by-vehicle-in-lawrenceville/451436240


Eric
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Wpxi referred to it as an “accident.”


Swalfoort
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WPXI reported this morning that the baby and the babysitter/nanny in the lawrenceville accident were ok.  No mention of a dog.  They did say that the elderly driver will be evaluated to determine whether they will be permitted to keep their drivers license.


Gordon
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Making left turns is aways challenging. A driver needs to watch out for incoming traffic, as well as both ends of the crosswalk for pedestrians. Many drivers failed to check the latter, and just dived through the corner. I’ve witnessed a near-miss due to this at the corner of Morewood and Baum on 8/26 this year.  I think having a pedestrian all-walk phase for the traffic lights at the Morewood and Baum, as well as Butler and Stanton intersections will improve safety greatly. In addition, drivers need to learn from robots on how to control their speed when turning (see below). Better yet, replace all human drivers with robots!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  Gordon.

Marko82
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Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Derry Twp.http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/10/03/police-investigating-fatal-pedestrian-crash-in-derry-twp/

According to the Westmoreland County coroner, the accident happened around 7:30 p.m. on Route 22 in Derry Township.  Charlotte Anderson, 42, of Derry Township, was reportedly crossing Route 22 near the intersection when she was struck.

Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police haven’t released any information about the driver of the vehicle, or whether that person may face any citations or criminal charges.


StuInMcCandless
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Critical piece of information missing: Which direction was the truck going. Eastbound, driver should not have had any trouble seeing. Westbound, might have had trouble seeing the pedestrian due to low sun angle. That’s an explanation, though not an excuse.


offtn
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I doubt that the direction of travel was critical.

Several reports say that the crash occurred at approximately 7:20 PM, while sunset was 7:00 PM.

Other info from the reports was probably more critical…..possibly crossing against the light………..wearing dark clothing (especially if crossing against the light).


StuInMcCandless
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Aspinwall. Child.

WPXI coverage


StuInMcCandless
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No, not me. I’m safely in my house. But this would be immediately north of where I exit the 12 McKnight.

I have no further details; just saw this on Twitter.


StuInMcCandless
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StuInMcCandless
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StuInMcCandless
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Downtown Greensburg. Man trying to cross the street, trapped by traffic.

http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/11772256-74/greensburg-stafford-car

 


erok
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Just found out about a ped killed in Aspinwall after getting off the bus. PennDOT road.

 

http://www.wpxi.com/news/man-crossing-street-after-exiting-bus-hit-killed-in-aspinwall/485321471

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buffalo buffalo
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Person hit by two cars crossing Braddock at Sanders in Regent Square this evening. Sounds like only the second stopped.

Not sure if this link will work if you’re not in the Park Place Facebook group, but it’s the only one I’ve got so far:

https://facebook.com/groups/54981962695?view=permalink&id=10154793819677696


paulheckbert
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This crash is very sad. You can help make the Sanders intersection safer! Sign this petition that we recently started asking Edgewood and Swissvale boroughs to put a marked crosswalk across Braddock at Sanders. The petition has already had partial success, as you can read about in the updates at:

https://www.change.org/p/add-a-crosswalk-at-braddock-sanders-in-regent-square


Eric
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Both of these crashes are sad.  For aspinwall there is little room for error when dropped off (or waiting for a bus) on the side of the street with the railroad tracks. There is no buffer between you and traffic. Just a few feet between the road and the waiting area.


RustyRed
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RustyRed
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Eric
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Post-Gazette uses crash.

Trib typically uses accident, especially in their local papers.

Any way to get this changed?  I figured I’d go ahead and email someone at the Trib, but no idea how this gets passed down through their entire, far flung, organization.

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