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Woman Struck by Car and Truck while Crossing Street


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According to Lehigh Valley Live, a female pedestrian is injured after being hit by a car and a pickup truck while crossing the street in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday morning.

Details of the Pedestrian Accident

A woman attempted to cross Freemansburg Avenue at Third Street when the crash occurred. The woman was first hit by a Chevrolet Malibu and then a Dodge Ram pickup truck at approximately 7:00 a.m. local time.

Emergency workers had to remove the pinned woman from underneath the Dodge Ram, according to Lehigh Valley Live. The woman was seriously injured and taken to St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill for surgery.

No citations have been issued to any of the drivers involved in the wreck, reports Lehigh Valley Live. Police stated that the area had poor visibility at the time of the crash. The crash is under investigation.

Pedestrian-related Traffic Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,884 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in 2014. Here are additional statistics regarding pedestrian-related crashes in 2014:

  • On average, a pedestrian died every 2 hours and sustained injuries every 8 minutes in traffic crashes.
  • 70,000 pedestrians sustained injuries in traffic crashes in 2015.
  • Pedestrian deaths accounted for 15 percent of all traffic fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
  • Ninety percent of the pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2014 involved a single vehicle.

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