A hit and run pedestrian accident occurred early Saturday morning on November 8th. At first police told reporters that the victim of the accident was 91 years old, but the investigators now know the victim was a 22-year old man.
The incident occurred around 2 a.m. outside of a gas station on Brookline Boulevard near Pioneer Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The victim was buying cigarettes for a friend and as he was crossing Brookline Boulevard a car hit him, according to his family. The driver fled the scene of the accident but later returned. Upon his return, the victim's family members, who were at the scene, said the driver smelled of alcohol. A sobriety test was given at the scene. No one has been arrested and the investigation is still ongoing.
Driving while under the influence is a serious issue that plagues our society. In 2012 over 10,000 people were killed in alcohol-impaired crashes. This accounts for 31% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. It is important to keep track of how much alcohol you have consumed and know when you are past the legal limit to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road. Even one drink can impact your driving abilities and reflexes always have a designated driver when you know you will be consuming alcoholic beverages.
Driving over the legal limit of 0.08% BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) is completely inexcusable. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident and are seeking compensation, call the pedestrian accident attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. for a free consultation at 800-777-4081.
Sources: WTAE. "22-year-old man hit by car in Brookline". 9 November, 2014
CDC. "Impaired Driving: Get the Facts" 7 October, 2014