Updated July 18, 2006 at 11:03 pm EST
AUG 04 - JULY 05
Pedestrian Plummets to Pavement at Fifth & Bigelow
The cars windshield was badly shattered at the point of impact with the pedestrian. An African-American woman who was at the wheel of the car and had her young son with her was totally in shock as the son gets out of the car unharmed.
¼ of an hour, the traffic at the intersection of Fifth and Bigelow was
at a standstill as the victim was attended to by Peter’s Township EMT
personnel who happened to be driving in the area. They were joined by
the City of Pittsburgh police and Pittsburgh Paramedic rescue!
paramedics attended to the victim, Police officers from the City of
Pittsburgh interviewed every witness at the scene of the accident.
Witnesses attended to the victim as paramedics strapped her to a gurney
to take her to the emergency room at University of Pittsburgh Medical
The unidentified male witness said, “I was walking back from this
building over here and coming to my car and I heard and saw at the same
time a lady get struck by the car in the middle of the intersection at
Bigelow and Fifth. I saw her come flying off from the front of the car.
I ran over there as soon as I could to see if I could help. A few other
folks got there at the same time.”
“I flagged down a paramedic from Peter’s Township who just happened to be coming through the area. They stopped to give assistance to the lady. She was pretty badly hurt from what I saw. It was a fairly violent collision. It was just an unfortunate thing and wished I had not seen it and hoped I could have helped out in a little way”, said the male witness.
He also recalled later how her back was broken and one of her legs completely broken and visible at a 90 degree angle!
Pittsburgh Police let the driver of the car go with the tow tuck driver
after taking her side of the story. She was very concerned about the
victim and asked the Pittsburgh Police if they could update her on the
victim’s condition as they keep her in prayer at church.
Watch the driver of the car interact with City of Pittsburgh Police
“I am from Indiana, PA! Where I come from this would never happen. She just hit her and murdered her and they are letting her go. She MURDERED her. I saw the paramedics put a sheet over her”, shouted the witness.
He had to be calmed down by another witness who let him know that she was not dead but talking to the paramedics and the woman did go on a green light when the victim was hit.
The condition of the victim and where she was taken was not known!
All video and pictures taken by Ramesh C. Reddy
Ramesh C. Reddy can be reached at reddy4HisGlory2004@yahoo.com
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