Canadian Killed in Pittsburgh Pedestrian Accident
A Canadian man was killed in an accident that happened in Pittsburgh.
Details about the Fatal Pedestrian Accident
WPXI News is reporting that a man from Canada was killed in a pedestrian accident that happened in the downtown area of Pittsburgh. The accident reportedly happened in front of the Blush Gentleman’s Club that’s on 9th Street, just before 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
According to police, 42-year-old Stephen Antenucci, of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, was hit by a vehicle as he was attempting to cross the street. Police have indicated that the man was in the middle of the road at a portion of the street where there was no crosswalk.
Police have also stated that the 26-year-old driver of the vehicle that hit the man was not injured in the accident and stayed at the scene. No charges are expected to be filed against the driver. The victim was taken to the Allegheny General Hospital, where he later died, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in pedestrian accidents with motor vehicles every year in the United States:
- In 2013, there were a total of 4,735 people who were killed in pedestrian accidents with motor vehicles.
- Pedestrians are about 1.5 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than occupants of motor vehicles.
- In 2014, there were an additional 150,000 people who were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents.