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Driver in Pedestrian Accident Was Not Intoxicated

Jonathan Hernandez8 months ago

A driver who fatally hit a bicyclist was not intoxicated according to Wilkinsburg police.

Details about the Accident Involving the Bicyclist

The bicyclist was struck on Ardmore Boulevard, and, according to police, neither the driver nor the victim were drunk the night of the accident.

The medical examiner’s office identified the victim as 55-year-old Michael McDermott from Wilkinsburg. McDermott died from blunt force trauma to the head, neck, and other extremities, reports WTAE Wilkinsburg.

Homicide detectives from Allegheny County said that the driver hit McDermott at about 6:30 p.m. and did stop to cooperate with authorities.

Important Information about Pedestrian Fatalities in the United States

According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association:

  • In 2013, 4,735 pedestrian deaths in the United States accounted for about 14 percent of all traffic-related fatalities.
  • 70 percent of pedestrian deaths happen at night between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Four states – California, Texas, Florida, and New York – accounted for 43 percent of all pedestrian deaths in 2013.  

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