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zzwergel
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If someone was killed, whoever did it should spend the rest of their life in jail.


Eric
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StuInMcCandless
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I can vouch for the guy behind that Twitter account. He carries a mobile radio with him, tuned to each Port Authority bus and rail division’s frequency. What he tweets is what the drivers are calling in. At least as affects what riders might experience in terms of delays.


Eric
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paulheckbert
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A 32-year-old woman in McKeesport tried to run over a person she was arguing with Thursday but instead drove her vehicle into a 72-year-old bystander, according to Allegheny County police. The 72-year-old man was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/07/26/Man-72-struck-by-vehicle-suffers-critical-injuries-mckeesport/stories/201807260111


Marko82
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Police Investigating Hit-And-Run Pedestrian Crash In East Pittsburgh

Police Investigating Hit-And-Run Pedestrian Crash In East Pittsburgh


Marko82
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6 Students Struck By Vehicle, Injured In Hill District

6 Students Struck By Vehicle, Injured In Hill District


StuInMcCandless
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This morning, Mon 15 Oct, I saw this tweet that there was a pedestrian crash at Homewood and Hamilton, but no details. I will research and follow up.


chrishent
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Woman dies from her injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Bloomfield on Sunday:

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/10/16/Woman-killed-by-vehicle-in-Bloomfield/stories/201810160199


Eric
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I heard briefly on a traffic report that pedestrian was hit by Home Depot in East Liberty


jonawebb
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Child struck this morning, Route 51.


Eric
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more info from the trib — so sad.

I wonder if there are sidewalks there or if kids need to walk, in the dark, to their bus stop on the side of the road…  from what I can tell on google maps it looks like a 2 lane divided highway with just a median.  Wonder who at the school district thought that this would be a good bus stop?

 

A 6-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle in Chippewa Township, Beaver County, Tribune-Review news partner WPXI reported.

The boy was walking to a bus stop with an older sibling on Route 51 near Chippewa Town Center when he was hit, just before 7 a.m., police told WPXI.

The child was unconscious when he was taken on the hospital.

Further information about his condition, and the cause of the crash, is unknown.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jacob at 724-836-6646, jtierney@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Soolseem.

 

https://triblive.com/local/regional/14228998-74/child-hit-by-vehicle-in-beaver-county


Eric
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StuInMcCandless
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On the Chippewa crash, that’s just a few miles north on 51 of the spot where Taylor Banks was killed. It’s north by a good bit but much the same road design as along 51 farther south. There is a good sized shoulder, and pavement indentations to warn a driver he’s veering out of lane. But also posted 45, and wide enough you might be able to land a small plane on it if you had to. Just ideal for high speed travel, never mind the signs.


Marko82
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Woman On Sidewalk Critically Injured After Being Hit By Car In Overbrook

Woman On Sidewalk Critically Injured After Being Hit By Car In Overbrook


Marko82
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^ I don’t know if this crash has any connection, but there is a methadone clinic about a half mile north of this intersection.  These poor souls have to get off their bus near this intersection then walk that half mile along a four lane highway without any sidewalk (other than 100 ft or so near the crash), even though the bus-way literally goes right behind the clinic.  I’d like to see a city planner walk this route, maybe then something will get done to make this more safe & humane.


Marko82
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Crash Shuts Down McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge

According to Allegheny County, a pedestrian was involved. There are reports that there is a fatality.

Crash Shuts Down McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge


paulheckbert
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A 66-year-old woman was stuck by a vehicle in Squirrel Hill, November 28, at the intersection of Shady Avenue and Northumberland Street in Squirrel Hill. She was in critical condition, and taken to hospital.

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/11/28/Police-investigate-after-pedestrian-hit-by-car-in-Squirrel-Hill/stories/201811280207


StuInMcCandless
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Squirrel Hill victim has died. From Nov 30 PG:

Authorities have identified the 66-year-old woman who was stuck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday evening in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said Friday morning that Margery A. Pelled of Squirrel Hill was killed shortly after 9 p.m. at the intersection of Shady Avenue and Northumberland Street.

She was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 10:45 p.m.

Police continue to investigate.


edmonds59
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Sad. The piece from 11/28 doesn’t indicate whether or not the driver stopped. You would think that might be a bit of information a “reporter” would try and find out. Reporters, smh.


Eric
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Shes was councilmember O’Connor’s aunt.  Per the news .


StuInMcCandless
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I drove through that intersection a couple hours ago. Nothing remarkable; must be 500 like it in the city. Two two-lane 25 mph streets at a traffic light, mainly residential neighborhood, mostly level, sidewalks on all sides, ADA accessible ramps to the street, no special lanes, ped crossing lights. No reason why this would be dangerous, other than vehicle speeds.

Again, we’re back to unnecessary deaths because city police don’t or can’t patrol adequately. Same Monday morning quarterbacking as after Susan Hicks’s death, and several others.

And Mike Turzai won again, so we’re fucked on local radar legislation for two more years.


Ornoth
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There isn’t a predominance of speeding right there, either. Controlled intersections in three of four directions, and Zone 4 PD is just 300 feet down N’umberland.


miltonmillhunk
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Hi everyone, I got run off the road at Liberty and Cedarville around 8 a.m. today. Car traffic was pretty backed up and I was on Liberty’s inbound bike-lane when a female driver in a red/maroon SUV that was about 5 or so cars back from the intersection decided to shoot out into the bike/parking lane without looking in her mirror to go around everyone and make a right on Cedarville. I yelled as she did it to try and get her attention, while also braking hard and veering right, it was such a sudden set of actions to avoid getting run over that I flipped over the handlebars and my bike flipped too. This happened in a split second. My bike is in really bad shape, I feel OK right  now, just sore.

The driver didn’t even stop afterwards, she just went ahead and made the right turn from the parking lane while I was on the ground. A witness got the plate number thankfully and I called the police and an officer came to take down a report. The officer said they’ll locate the driver and issue a citation, which I will then be able to use as grounds with her insurance to be made whole, I hope.

Two part question:

1. Cars carelessly SPEEDING through the bike lanes to get around other cars is a constant problem on Liberty during rush hour. Is there any way we can work to mitigate this? Would painting them bright green or something make any difference in the mind of a driver?

2. Without a bike I’m really screwed and also immensely sad, it’s how I commute everyday and stay in shape, anyone have experience with a violator’s insurance company getting a bike repaired/replaced? Does it take a long time in a situation like this?

Thanks,

Evan


Eric
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<So sorry! Glad the bike got more trashed than you.  I’m sure this was uber scary.

Yes, #2 will unfortunately take a while. My best guess is at least a month (probably more) before you see $.  You’ll need to get an estimate for the repair and probably put out the $$ first and then get try and get reimbursed .  Insurance companies don’t work directly with bike stores so the bike store won’t be able to hold out until they get payment from the insurance.  The insurance will give you $$$ for the bike repair in exchange for you agreeing not to sue .

 

However, you may get $0.  If the person driving claims it wasn’t her and she fights the citation and wins, then the insurance has no reason to pay out anything for you.  The cop could not show up for the citation hearing. You’ll need to be at the hearing too. And hopefully if you can cajole the eye witness to come.  There’s a lot of moving parts here, and the system is stacked against the bike rider.

 

You can always consult with an attorney. There are a few bike law attorneys in town. I’ve never used them.  the issue is that while the consultation is free, they’ll charge you a fee, typically a %age of what they’re able to recoup. and you’re not going to recoup that much, unfortunately.  but it may be worth calling them just to get some advice.  They’ll be willing to spend 5-10 min on the phone with you and advise you of your rights and what’s the most typical outcome from these cases.

A bike pgh advertiser is a bike lawyer. There’s also some guy name Dolfi or bikelaw pittsburgh or something like that i’ve seen.

as for #1, ain’t nothing paint wise will stop this.  There needs to be a physical barrier between the bike lane and the traffic for this to stop.  Pittsburgh has no political will/plans/etc to do this. My guess is that bikers will need to be killed in large #s before anything is done about this. Sad but true.  It doesn’t mean you can’t try — write the mayor, write the councilperson for bloomfield, post to social media, call bike pgh and see what they think, etc. etc. etc.

Sorry to be the bearer of not the best news.


StuInMcCandless
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I recommend familiarizing yourself with relevant traffic law. In particular, from your description, she was in violation of 75-3331e.


miltonmillhunk
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Got some good news, I noticed the building that this happened right in front of had security cameras and I asked the owner to check into it – they called me back last night and there’s a video of this idiot doing exactly what I described above.


Eric
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Nice!  Call the police and tell them. Again, this all has to go into the court records for the dricera insurance to respond.  Other option is a civil suit to recoup the $ .


paulheckbert
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A Mississippi woman will serve three years on probation after pleading guilty Monday to her role in the death of an elderly pedestrian killed this year in the parking lot of a Delmont Walmart. Wendy Shumaker, 49, told a Westmoreland County judge that she was “deeply sorry” for running over 82-year-old Gail Rohrbacher of Delmont in front of the store on July 27. Police said Shumaker twice ran over Rohrbacher with her 2014 pickup truck as she attempted to find a parking spot.

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14391635-74/woman-gets-probation-house-arrest-for-killing-elderly-pedestrian-outside-delmont-walmart

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