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Pedestrian Killed after Collision with Pickup Truck

Amanda Tejuca4 months ago

A pedestrian was killed in an accident involving a pickup truck.

Details About the Pedestrian Accident

Fox 6 Now News is reporting that Milwaukee police say a Dodge Ram pick-up truck struck and killed an 83 year old woman on Wednesday June 29th. The accident happened near Howell and Lincoln Avenue just after 11:30 a.m. The driver was a 59 year old man, and he remained at the scene following the accident.

Later, the woman was identified as Christa Pittman, a German woman that had lived in the States for decades with no family. Residents say that they were shocked to hear about the tragic accident but that it was expected, since the cars at the intersection always went by too fast. The signal was in Pittman’s favor but the Dodge Ram pick-up truck ran through the light, running her over. Surveillance cameras and radar guns for the area are being considered in hopes that the fear of getting a ticket would be an incentive to drive safely.

Important Information About Pedestrian Safety

Information below provided by

  • In 2013, 4,735 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States.
  • This averages to one crash-related pedestrian death every 2 hours.
  • Additionally, more than 150,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for non-fatal crash-related injuries in 2013.
  • Pedestrians ages 65 and older accounted for 19% of all pedestrian deaths and an estimated 10% of all pedestrians injured in 2013


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