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Updated July 18, 2006 at 11:03 pm EST



AUG 04 - JULY 05



Special three year   anniversary 9-11 edition


Blasi on Board Brings Brightness!


President Bush's inaugural address focuses on freedom, friendship, and faith!


Pop singer Michael Jackson acquitted of all 10 counts!




'Driven', 'Proven' and 'Results Matter' slates sweep SGB election!

Endorsing the fabulous five for Student Government Board (SGB) elections on Nov 17!


Election 2004:



Kerry for a weaker America: Running for president, they call him Kerry!


PSelect-cision 2004 asks: "What are issues that are most important to you that you are basing your vote on and why?"


PSelect-cision 2004 asks 40 students, "Which presidential candidate will best lead this country and why?"


Kerry for DRAFT which Bush is against!


Trial advocate Edwards could not defend Kerry against charges!


Who cares for the the 2nd victim!


Republicans are the political party for African-Americans and people of different ethnicities!

Answering, "Voting for neither candidate of a major political party is going to bring us closer to God."




Carnegie Library corrupts the morals of a minor!


SGB and Rainbow Alliance’s view of homosexuality is not held by all!


Juveniles escape of death penalty could influence abortion decisions.


FDA should continue to ban gay sperm and ignore editorials opposing them!




Archives of Daily Devotionals Delivers Dosage!


Christian groups seek to provide haven for incoming students!


Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling knows all about spiritual strikeouts!


Vote for the perfect candidate 24-7!




The Pitt News editorial, 'Troop casualties undercounted by 17,000'  makes it sound like......


Rebuttal to Daniel Masny's Feb 03,05 Pitt News column




Pitt  2004 Cheerleading and Dance Team surrounded Schenley Quad with their Squad!


Pitt Cheerleaders and Dance team try to cheer up Panther fans!


"Golf’s New 'Sultan of Swat' Victorious Again"

There’s a New 'Berg' in the ‘Burgh.'


Three Panther fans weather the floods at 6:30 a.m.

Steelers Open Season with Home Victory

Pitt's Track and Field could go the distance!


Pittsburgh Steelers come back with rookie and backup players!


Deja Vu for the Steelers




Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith




"Top 25 reasons given for why students think the original candy cane was made with red and white stripes and was in the shape of a candy cane?"


Top 14 answers to "Love is....."


My Kiss of a Lifetime hopes to be special!


Top 14 responses to 'A Loving friend is........'
In celebration of Valentine's Day, the top 50-26 responses to 'Love is....'


In celebration of Valentine's Day, the top 25-1 responses to 'Love is....'


Top 5 responses given by students to, "What is the most important lesson your mom taught you?"


Acrostic Poem for Mother's Day!


Greek Life


Greek communities can communicate charity and care!


Kappa Kappa Gamma sister Jessica shows her Pitt spirit with her friends!


Newest sisters of Delta Zeta sorority enjoy a meal at Schenley Cafe after their initiation!


Student Government Board member Liz Blasi enjoys a meal at Schenley Cafe with her Chi Omega sisters!




PGSIS 2005 Taste with Haste Cereal Poem


PGSIS Class of 2005 Favorite Cereal Survey Results



Human Resource Management Final Exam Sample Questions II

Human Resource Management Final Exam 45 Sample Questions


Pedestrian Plummets to Pavement at Fifth & Bigelow

By Ramesh C.Reddy
Pittsburgh Standard

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

A violent head on collision with a pedestrian on the intersection of Fifth and Bigelow sent the pedestrian 10 feet from the point of impact to the pavement around 6:40 p.m. on the evening of July 18, near the University of Pittsburgh. The unidentified victim had hit the pavement of the road where the PAT bus lane is.  The road pavement was stained with the blood of the victim.

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.

“I was keeping to the speed limit especially since I have my son with me. There was a green light and the next thing I know she is on my windshield. I still do not know how it happened. That is all I can remember”, she said.


For 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!


As 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 Center.

An unidentified female witness who saw the accident first hand told police that she saw the victim get hit, while crossing the road and fell couple of feet away at the point of impact. Other witnesses recalled hearing a big thud and thinking it was a vehicle-vehicle collision but not a pedestrian hit until they saw her hit the pavement of the road. A male witness who did not identify himself wished he had never seen the accident as he recalled details of what transpired as he was coming towards his car.

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.”

The response time of the emergency personnel was immediate because of the witness’ quick thinking.

“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.

Watch the witness talk about the accident

He also recalled later how her back was broken and one of her legs completely broken and visible at a 90 degree angle!

The 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

As she was let go to return home, another witness who saw the accident was frantic that the police officers were releasing her.

“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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