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Bethlehem Teen Killed in Pedestrian Accident

Destiny Baker2 years ago

A 16-year-old was killed in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania last Wednesday when she was s struck by a sports utility vehicle as she was walking in a crosswalk on Bensalem Boulevard.

About the Bensalem Accident

According to NBC 10 Philadelphia, the victim, 16-year-old Minete Zeka, was reportedly trying to catch her school bus when she was stuck and killed by a 1984 Ford Bronco. She was a sophomore at Bensalem High School.

The 18-year-old driver of the Branco had a green light at the time of the accident; however, the school bus’ flashing lights and stop sign arm should have alerted him to stop. The driver was not identified by NBC10 and was not facing charges as of Thursday afternoon. 

Police are looking into the vehicle to see if there were mechanical malfunctions and have taken a blood sample from the driver. They believe that he may have been texting at the time of the accident.

National Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 33,561 people were killed in auto accidents in 2012 – a 3.3-percent increase from the 32,479 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • Another 2,362,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2012, marking a increase of 145,000 injuries over the previous year.
  • Of those killed in auto accidents in 2012:

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