A tragic pedestrian accident occurred Wednesday morning on the South Side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A one-ton dump truck drove onto the curb of East Carson Street right before crossing the Smithfield Bridge. The truck then hit two pedestrians from behind as they were crossing East Carson Street. One man was pronounced dead at the scene and the other pedestrian, an Allegheny County woman, was taken to Mercy Hospital. The driver was also taken to the hospital to receive medical attention.
According to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office the male pedestrian died from blunt force trauma. The woman is in critical condition due to traumatic head injuries. The driver reportedly suffered a medical emergency, losing consciousness moments before the crash. The driver has not been identified, but according to authorities he owns a local construction company and was on his way to deliver breakfast to crew members.
Because of the woman's severe condition police were unable to talk to her, but the T station was across the street of the pedestrian accident, so authorities will investigate the surveillance video from the station to see if it caught the accident on tape.
Accidents like this one are a sad part of our society. Although the driver could not control losing consciousness, the victims and their loved ones still have the right to seek compensation for damages. If you or someone you know has been a victim in a pedestrian accident contact the pedestrian accident attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. for a free initial consultation today at 800-777-4081.
Source: CBS Pittsburgh. "1 Dead, 2 Injured In South Side Pedestrian Accident". 20 November 2014.