Local Pedestrian CRASH page
From Jan 23rd
PETERS TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Monday morning on Route 19 in Peters Township, emergency dispatchers confirmed to Channel 11 News.
The accident happened shortly after 8 a.m. near Valley Brook Road.
One person was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital with serious injuries.
Route 19 was closed in both directions. The road reopened about 9:30 a.m
Followup to the death of Jessica Lynn McChesney on 2016/6/26 while she walked at Baum and Morewood. The driver of the car, who drank 8 beers in the Southside and killed the woman while driving home drunk, has pleaded guilty.
“A female pedestrian died after being hit by a bus in downtown Pittsburgh early Saturday morning. It happened just after 7 a.m. at Fifth Avenue and Grant Street. According to police, the victim was walking along Fifth Avenue toward the Courthouse when she crossed the street and was hit by a shuttle bus. Police believe she was in the crosswalk when she was hit. …”
Taxi jumps downtown Pittsburgh curb, kills 1, injures 1
From last month, but still looking for the driver
Police Looking For Hit & Run Driver Who Knocked Down Girl In Front Of Library
Pedestrian hit by PAT bus at Forbes and Murray:
Seems he’s OK. He refused medical attention at the scene.
I’m going to guess that the Siri story is not the one you intended to post. But scrolling down on that page, on a real computer (not my iPad), I see that the URL changes with each story. I pawed around a bit, but didn’t see the pedestrian story.
Note to self: Be very cautious with URLs of stories from WTAE.
Here it is. Pretty non informative article.
Ross: Vehicle vs pedestrian crash w/injuries – 200 block Hillendale Road; road closed Rochester to Tadmar w/units on scene.
— Allegheny County (@Allegheny_Co) April 18, 2017
Typical suburban road–nearly 30 feet wide, no sidewalks.
(update on yesterday’s incident: the 77-year-old man hit in Ross yesterday afternoon died several hours later, according to the PG: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2017/04/18/Hillendale-Road-Ross-man-struck-and-killed-by-vehicle/stories/201704180191)
That’s also a stiff hill. DD like in length and vertical change.
woman hit by drunk driver, with meme-able woman describing the accident in the video.
Oops, not a pedestrian crash. Sorry.
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Bus shelter with woman waiting in it jumps in front of innocent car minding its own business, sending hapless driver to the hospital. Woman in shelter also injured.
Child Allegedly Struck By Marked Pittsburgh Police Cruiser.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A child was allegedly struck by a marked police cruiser in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
It happened around 11:45 a.m. in the 600-block of Brownsville Road.
The child allegedly ran out into the street from behind a parked pick-up truck and was struck by a marked city police cruiser.
According to public safety spokesperson Sonya Toler, medics transported the child to Children’s Hospital. The child was in stable condition.
Police are investigating.
“William Lekovitch, 35, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, causing an accident involving death while not properly licensed and driving on a suspended license Tuesday.
He was traveling in the 200 block of Penn Avenue Extension at 6:35 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2016, when he hit a woman who had been out running.
Judith Oreski, 60, of Wilkinsburg, died two days later at Forbes Hospital.
Ms. Oreski was running along the road, and police said Lekovitch crossed from his lane, across the double lines and struck her. He then hit several parked cars and fled on foot.”
The punishment: 2 1/2 – 6 years. At a boot camp.
As I read it, Lekovitch is asking to be sent to a boot camp instead of regular prison. Doesn’t mean he will be.
Penn Ave ext is out by that dangerous airbrake/triboro expressway area…
I just looked. I used to ride home that way (now I take Brown Ave). It’s not particularly dangerous, at least at that point, in my recollection. It’s uphill, not heavily traveled, and there’s usually cars parked on the east side. The road curves and I’m guessing Mr. Lefkovich was heading downhill and lost control.
What really sucks is that nobody ever checks if people are licensed. There are no penalties for driving without a license unless you get caught, which usually means you’ve crashed, and maybe injured or killed somebody. We need to enforce the law, so there’s at least say a 1% chance that you’ll get arrested.
Penn Ave ext is out by that dangerous airbrake/triboro expressway area…
According to Google Maps, it’s about halfway up the hill on the road that becomes Greensburg Pike. One side has a sidewalk with parked cars; the other side (downhill-bound for cars) has only a sidewalk, and an overgrown mess of one at that.
And, yeah, the story says Lekovitch “is seeking to serve his prison sentence at a boot camp”, but doesn’t say where he’ll actually go. I think that sort of thing is often decided by the Corrections Dept, not the judge. At any rate, he’s also to get another five years’ probation afterward.
Per a search on the google, the “motivational bootcamp” in PA is only 6 months long, and people are immediately released on parole no matter what their sentence was once they successfully complete it.
I also found this document — I skimmed it, but the courier font makes it annoying to read. It is the state law re: bootcamps.
Person hit by car last night at Second Ave & Armstrong Tunnel—58-year-old man hit at about 12:30am, sent to hospital in critical condition.
Remember last spring, when a Canadian tourist was hit & killed crossing Ninth Street in the rain Downtown late one night?
The driver “showed signs of impairment with bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and a moderate odor of alcohol” after leaving Art’s Tavern in the Strip, but DUI “charges were dismissed…when a US Supreme Court decision changed the law to require a search warrant to obtain a suspect’s blood for testing.”
That’s amazing. I missed that decision.
Two pedestrians struck last night in crash outside Capital Grille in downtown:
Morning update: Driver in Capital Grille incident “believed to have had a seizure”
Two pedestrian crashes yesterday, along with a fatal bike crash on the north side – not a good day.
1 Person Injured In Bethel Park Pedestrian Crash
an Injured In Fayette Co. Hit-And-Run, Driver Sought
City, man in wheelchair.
Not much info on what happened:
One Dead After Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash On I-279
What came of the 2015 pedestrian fatality in Scott Township? Meera Bali was killed while she was walking to a bus stop on the shoulder of the road. The driver of the car that killed her veered into the shoulder and plowed into her.
Google only brings up results about the original accident, and nothing subsequent naming the driver or mentioning any charges. (Rhetorical question time) Were charges never filed? How in the world is that possible? How can someone be struck down by the hands of another, and we all just move on like nothing happened? The poor woman wasn’t even crossing the street or anything. There is no plausible defense to hitting her besides a medical emergency or unexpected equipment malfunction.
Careless driving citation for killing someone changing their tire on 279 today.
South Park, fatal, hit-and-run.
Pedestrian Injured, Driver Arrested In South Side Hit-And-Run Crash
Peds killed by car, rt 51, Jefferson Hills
Red pickup truck struck pedestrian at Fifth Avenue and DeSoto Street in Oakland on Sunday evening 10/15. Hit and run. Victim went to hospital, is in stable condition. http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/12842720-74/police-seek-red-pickup-that-hit-pitt-student-sunday-in-oakland
Sunday morning around 8:50am there was a pedestrian with a boot on one foot and crutches lying on the side of Freeport road just east of the Giant Eagle across form the water plant. There were numerous police cars present, with one just arriving. Did not see anything in today’s news in print.
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