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Published on Nov 15, 2012 by Edgar Snyder

Elderly Woman Struck in Regent Square Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrians and Cyclists Continue to Fear for Their Safety

pedestrians in crosswalk

A 72-year-old woman was hit along South Braddock Avenue in Regent Square, an area that has a history of pedestrian accidents.

The woman was walking home from church on November 10 when she was struck by a truck at the intersection of South Braddock Avenue and Henrietta Street. She was seriously injured and was taken to UPMC Presbyterian for treatment.

The Regent Square neighborhood has a marred past regarding pedestrian accidents, with several serious accidents occurring over the past decade. Residents, local school officials, and visitors continue to worry for their safety.

This accident comes just a few months after two bicyclists were killed in Pittsburgh hit-and-run accidents, and yet another cyclist was injured in a hit-and-run on November 13 after being sideswiped by a driver who fled the scene.

Safety officials continue to remind drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians to follow all traffic laws, including Pennsylvania's new Bicycle Safety Law and ban on texting. Pennsylvania also has increased its penalties for causing a fatal hit-and-run accident – convicted drivers now face up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $2,500.

Additionally, drivers and cyclists must stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. View these pedestrian safety tips and bicycle safety tips to avoid accidents and injuries.

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"Latest Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash Puts Regent Square Safety at Forefront." WTAE.com. November 14, 2012.
"Drivers, Bicyclists and Pedestrians Can Take the High Road to Safety." Post-Gazette. November 15, 2012.
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