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.
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: