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Elderly Milwaukee Pedestrian Killed in Accident

Grant Hill4 months ago

According to WISN 12, neighbors and friends have identified Crysta Pittman, 83, as the pedestrian who was hit and killed while attempting to cross the road.

Details about the Fatal Accident

Pittman was a block from her home when she tried to cross at Howell and Lincoln where she was subsequently hit.

She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Pittman was hit by a truck driven by a 59-year-old male who stayed by her side after the accident.

It is unknown if he will face charges.

Accident Rates among Seniors

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • In 2012, more than 5,560 older adults were killed and more than 214,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes.
  • Fatal crash rates increase noticeably starting at ages 70‒74 and are highest among drivers age 85 and older.


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