Man Hit, Killed by Car after Daughter’s Soccer Game


According to WFMZ, a New Jersey man was hit and killed by a car at an intersection in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, after watching his daughter’s soccer game.

Death Ruled an Accident

Charles Nasta, 64, was struck and killed while crossing the street near West Elizabeth Avenue and Iron Street. The man was treated at the scene and taken to St. Luke’s University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He received several blunt force trauma injuries during the wreck.

Nasta had just finished watching his daughter’s soccer game at Moravian College, according to WFMZ. The college said grief counselors are available for anyone on the soccer team or at the university.

Officials are working on reconstructing the fatal pedestrian incident. The crash occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. local time, reports WFMZ.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The following information is made available by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  • In 2014, 4,884 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes. An estimated 65,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic crashes in 2014.
  • In 2014, nineteen percent of children 14 and younger killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.
  • More than two-thirds of the pedestrians killed in traffic crashes were males in 2014.
  • Pedestrian fatalities in 2014 were highest in California (697), followed by Florida (588) and Texas (476).

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