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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