MOON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A bicyclist has died after being hit by a vehicle in Moon Township Saturday afternoon.
According to police, the accident happened on University Boulevard near the Sewickley Bridge around 5:30 p.m.
When officers arrived, they found 17-year-old Emily Jancart of Coraopolis lying on the shoulder of the road. She was taken to Allegheny General Hospital, where she later died of blunt force trauma to the head around 3:58 a.m.
“He said they were taking her to Allegheny General and I just asked if she was conscious and he said, ‘no,'” Jancart’s mother Rosemary said.
Officials said the vehicle did have the green light, when it hit the back of Jancart’s bicycle.
The 27-year-old driver of the vehicle did stop at the scene and is cooperating with police.
The family held a vigil and prayed for Jancart at the hospital.
“She had a great zeal for life,” her father Robert Jancart said. “Nothing seemed to stop her. She loved her faith. She loved cooking. She loved work.”
The teen was working at a part-time job while planning to enroll in Carlow University next month to major in nursing.
The Jancarts say their daughter will continue to help others, because her organs will be donated.
“She was going to be a nurse, and now, her life was cut so short that nursing and what she could give to other people, this was just the beginning of it,” Jancart said.
Emily is the second teenage child the couple will have to bury. Ten years ago, they lost their oldest son. Robert Jancart is a dacon at St. Margaret-Mary Parish in Moon.
He and his wife will again count on their faith to get through this loss.
The crash is still under investigation and police say the driver is cooperating.
The driver has not been charged.