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Eric
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Re Waterworks:

If the person had on a boot and crutches, they weren’t involved in a crash right at that time given EMS doesn’t carry or dispense orthopedic equipment.

I’mwondering if it’s a person who fell or was having a medical emergency


helen s
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Person may have fallen.  What I thought was weird was that they were lying motionless just off the road with at least 3 emergency vehicles present and yet no one else was near them.


Eric
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RustyRed
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chrishent
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Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck on 900 block of Penn Ave downtown:

http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/12979630-74/pedestrian-struck-on-penn-avenue-downtown

The driver claims the pedestrian “jumped out of nowhere”.  Considering the condition of his windshield, I’d say the driver was likely driving too fast.


Eric
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There was a tri boro Expressway peds hit yesterday


Marko82
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One dead, one injured after being hit by car in Knoxville

(warning: site is ad heavy)

http://www.wtae.com/article/two-hurt-after-being-hit-by-car-in-knoxville/13936614


Eric
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peron hit today loretta and beechwood. I use this intersection to walk to giant eagle while my son has a cello lesson. It is quite dangerous for peds. Even though it is well marked and has crosswalks/lights, people still speed on beechwod and people make quick turns from shady/loretta onto beechwood.

http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13064098-74/pedestrian-injured-traffic-delayed-on-busy-beechwood-boulevard


zzwergel
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Why are there so many wreckless (Sic) drivers out there? There are too many pedestrians getting mowed down left and right and I think there should be public service announcements informing people of the statistics involving pedestrian related fatalities and injuries. There should also be public service announcements informing people about the new state laws regarding passing a cyclist with at least 4 feet of clearance between the cyclist’s knee and the car mirror as well as the meaning of signage and road painting involving cyclists and/or pedestrians. Examples of painting should include any use of green paint, sharrows, stop lines, crosswalks, yield triangles, two-stage left turn boxes and any other use of green paint.  Exclusive bike traffic lights and signs including “Share the road” and “[Bikes] may use full lane” as these signs and road markings can be ambiguous as to whether they are aimed at motorists or cyclists.

  • This reply was modified 12 months ago by  zzwergel.

paulheckbert
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A pedestrian was killed Thursday evening after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run the Strip District, officials said. The incident occurred about 9:40 p.m. in the 2200 block of Liberty Avenue, according to Allegheny County emergency officials.

http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13076172-74/pedestrian-struck-and-killed-by-hit-and-run-driver-in-pittsburghs-strip-district


Eric
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So sad.  It seems that the only way any police will bring charges against the driver is if it is a hit and run and they find the driver.  That’s not really a silver lining because perhaps the person would have survived had the driver given immediate aid.


NMR
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This road diet can’t happen soon enough.  The 4-lane death trap claims another person.


Marko82
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A person died after being hit by a car that fled the scene on Babcock Boulevard in Ross Sunday night.

The incident happened in the 2300 block of Babcock Boulevard in the area of Shenanigans Bar & Grille and the Philly Pretzel Factory

http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13087440-74/man-dies-after-hit-and-run-on-babcock-boulevard-in-ross


Marko82
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A teenager was hit by a vehicle in Squirrel Hill Saturday afternoon.

According to police, the 17-year-old girl was walking near the intersection of Murray Avenue and Beacon Street around 3 p.m.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/teenager-struck-by-vehicle-in-squirrel-hill/665002292


RustyRed
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12/16/17 10PM East Carson Street and East 16th Street

Two pedestrians were hit by a vehicle in the South Side of Pittsburgh Saturday night. The incident happened while the two women were walking at the intersection of East Carson Street and East 16th Street around 10 p.m. Both women were transported to a local hospital. Their conditions are unknown at this time. The vehicle involved was a Chevrolet Malibu. No other information was available.

 

http://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/2-pedestrians-hit-injured-by-vehicle-in-south-side/665083000


zzwergel
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When are people going to learn not to speed on roads with pedestrians, cyclists, and bus stops? If more people rode a bike, walked, or used public transportation as well as not being self-centered, arrogant boneheads, the number of pedestrians being mowed down will be drastically reduced. If there are any blue signs that say “BUS STOP” on them, chances are very good that there will be people walking to and waiting there to get the bus.


Eric
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paulheckbert
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Melinda Gregor drove the car that killed Michael Menner as he crossed Babcock Blvd on foot near Shenanigans Restaurant on the 19th.

Her lawyer “said Ms. Gregor was driving through a dark area in rainy conditions Sunday night when she hit Mr. Menner. … Detective Kohlhepp said Ms. Gregor had just left a restaurant on Babcock Boulevard where she had picked up food when the crash occurred. He said investigators tracked Ms. Gregor by using surveillance video along Babcock Boulevard and her credit card information from the restaurant where she bought food before the accident.” http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2017/12/19/Melinda-Gregor-charged-Ross-hit-and-run-fatal-Michael-Menner-Babcock-Boulevard/stories/201712190157


Eric
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“accident”.  Ugh

And what have we learned from zillions of prior peds-car crashes?  You stop and administer aid and you don’t get charged. You hit and run and you get charged.


StuInMcCandless
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The Babcock story hits close to home, in a literal sense, as it’s only three miles away on a road I bike regularly. Also the second pedestrian fatality in Ross in a couple of months, and so subject for discussion at Walk//Bike Ross meetings. The whole point of our group is to improve pedestrian safety.

As to the driver, there must be some backstory here. If she didn’t have a license, she almost certainly was on a 12 McKnight bus a few times; she looks familiar. But this goes back to, how do you function in the ‘burbs without a car? Pretty much, you don’t. Presumably there’s a reason you have a car but no license. While the details don’t matter, the fact remains that if you didn’t need to drive somewhere, the guy would still be alive. Why was it necessary to be in a car in the first place?

As to the victim, presumably by age 50 you know how to cross a street. So, is the street at fault here? At that exact spot, both directions are a cattle chute. There actually is a double-double yellow line down the middle, with a couple of feet of space between northbound and southbound lanes, but how would you know that? Just how do you cross a street (in the dark, in the rain) in this part of town without getting killed?


Marko82
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Pittsburgh man, 84, dies after being hit by vehicle in Swissvale

http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13203731-74/pittsburgh-man-dies-after-hit-by-vehicle


paulheckbert
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I live near Swissvale. I asked on Nextdoor and others are saying the crash happened near Church St.

Loretta Hurley wrote on Nextdoor: Elko’s “neighbor told me that the driver said the sun was in her eyes – she didn’t know if the light was red or green so she continued to drive. She was driving so fast that she broke every bone in his body. He walked everywhere because he had a hip replacement and wanted to keep moving.” The following link probably works only for Nextdoor members who live in neighborhoods around Swissvale: https://nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=74964333


StuInMcCandless
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I’m logged in on Nextdoor (I’m admin for my neighborhood group) but cannot see the post.


paulheckbert
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Comments from the Nextdoor thread on the death of Andrew Elko in Swissvale:

Jay: Braddock was closed between Church St and Schoyer Ave. [this is near Edgewood Town Ctr].

Laura: from TV, looks like it was at Church St.

Loretta: His neighbor told me that the driver said the sun was in her eyes – she didn’t know if the light was red or green so she continued to drive.  She was driving so fast that she broke every bone in his body.  He walked everywhere because he had a hip replacement and wanted to keep moving.

Sarah: initial findings do not show fault on the driver. The driver was not speeding and had the green light. The sun was likely a factor.

Sam: Sarah works for the borough and is privy to information the news media is not.


paulheckbert
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“A pedestrian in the 100 block of North Beatty Street in East Liberty was struck by a vehicle early Sunday [2/11]. The victim was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, according to Pittsburgh Police. The victim was not identified. Police said they were alerted to the incident at 12:15 a.m. with a report that a person was lying in the street. Pittsburgh Police issued a statement late Sunday morning indicating that the the victim was run over by a vehicle that left the scene.”

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/02/11/East-Liberty-pedestrian-in-critical-condition-after-being-struck-by-car/stories/201802110153


StuInMcCandless
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The P-G still likes to use “accident” regularly.

Peters Twp, critical condition


Eric
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I had that fight with them. The news editorial was 100 percent sure that he is allowed to use accident due to a dictionary definition he found and the PG style guide and was very angry when I suggested that researchers in the area stay away from the term due to the underlying context that no one was at fault.


Eric
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Marko82
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Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle In McKeesport

Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle In McKeesport


Eric
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Peds hit 4800 block of McKnight this am. Not much else is known.


Marko82
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1 dead in reported pedestrian accident on McKnight Road in Ross Township

http://www.wtae.com/article/mcknight-road-closed-in-ross-township-due-to-police-investigation/19680249


Eric
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turns out the person hit in Ross and killed was a former WWE star.

And also turns out that the police are calling this a “terrible accident.”

http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13501223-74/wwe-star-johnny-valiant-struck-by-car-killed-in-ross


Marko82
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Man Hit, Killed By Vehicle In Penn Hills

Man Hit, Killed By Vehicle In Penn Hills


Eric
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Pgh settles case brought by families of two run over in the hill after stepping off a pat bus in 2015.

http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13520851-74/pittsburgh-to-settle-with-family-of-couple-killed-in-2015-bus-accident


buffalo buffalo
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The Trib quotes the family’s attorney saying “One of the reasons we agreed to settle was because, finally after this accident, the city accepted all of our expert opinions about how dangerous this intersection was, and they totally redid it. My clients feel that they accomplished something where nobody is ever going to get killed or injured again at that intersection”, but doesn’t say what exactly that means.

The PG has a little more information: “Mr. Perer said recent improvements at the intersection include crosswalks, a left-turn arrow and pedestrian signals.”  That’s…not much, but it’s not nothing, I guess.  Might help if they mentioned that the Walkers and the driver both had a green light, but the driver turning left failed to stop for the people crossing the street…. Now, presumably, that won’t be able to happen, assuming drivers stop for red lights…

(It’s not clear why the PG used a photo from Downtown for this story, other than “there’s a bus in it”…)

(Both papers, of course, continue to refer to the incident as an ‘accident’…)


Marko82
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Beloved crossing guard hit by car while pushing child out of way in Wilkinsburg
http://www.wtae.com/article/beloved-crossing-guard-hit-by-car-while-pushing-child-out-of-the-way/19736718


StuInMcCandless
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Deliberate sidewalk hit-and-run, North Side.

Trib, April 29


chrishent
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Driver found guilty in hit and run crash that killed a pedestrian in late 2015 on Federal St. Ext. The driver faces a mandatory sentence of 3 to 6 years in prison:

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/05/30/Pittsburgh-hit-and-run-fatal-trial-verdict-david-anderson-gregory-simpson/stories/201805300286


StuInMcCandless
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This excerpt:

One month after the crash, police received tips about the location of the vehicle involved in the crash. Police then used the Google Maps street view program to scout these locations,

made me think, cyclists and transit riders are the ideal candidates to report these tips. We are not moving all that fast, can vary our routes to do some exploring, and can easily note the whereabouts of critical evidence.

Our participation in games like Tag-o-Rama, and the older Wheelset of Fortune and protractor games, are great exercise in keeping a sharp eye for odd little details.


Marko82
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Woman Struck By Port Authority Bus Downtown

Woman Struck By Port Authority Bus Downtown

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