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.