Collision Between Cement Truck and Minivan Leaves 1 Dead
One person is dead following a violent crash in Pittsburgh’s South Side Slopes neighborhood in which a cement truck and a minivan collided head-on
About the Multi-Vehicle Fatal Pittsburgh Incident
Pittsburgh Post Gazette the accident occurred October 12 at around 7:18 a.m at the S. 18th and Crosman Streets intersection. A total of three vehicles were involved in the crash- a cement truck, a minivan, and a parked passenger vehicle.
Maurice Matthew’s, a public safety official, commented that the cement truck and minivan collided head-on into one another. Following the initial impact, the minivan collided into a parked car on the street.
Emergency officials were able to quickly remove the male minivan driver and transport him to a hospital, where he has described as sustaining serious injuries. A 55-year-old passenger, Roberta Leonard, was pronounced dead on the scene.
The cement truck driver was also transported to the hospital with minimal injuries.
Truck Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 4,317 people killed in crashes involving large trucks in 2016.
Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks increased by 5 percent.
Over a 10-year period, there was a 10-percent decrease in the total number of people killed in large truck crashes.
Of the fatalities in 2016:
72 percent (3,127) were occupants of other vehicles
17 percent (722) were occupants of large trucks
11 percent (468) were nonoccupants (pedestrians, pedalcyclists, etc.)
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