Woman Hospitalized After Car Hits Her In Scott Twp. Crosswalk

SCOTT TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Friday morning in Scott Township.

Witnesses say the woman was in the crosswalk, but the intersection where she was hit is busy and dangerous.

The accident happened at the intersection of Greentree Road and Swallow Hill. Police say visibility was low due to the early morning rain and the pedestrian walked against the light.

“The vehicle did not see her and struck her,” said Jeff Skees with Scott Township police.

The victim, a woman in her late 50s, was hit around 6 a.m.

When asked if the driver is at fault, Skees said, “The investigation is not complete, but at this point that is the best information we have and there are witnesses.”

Skees said the driver did stop and cooperate with police.

There were several elements working against the motorist and the pedestrian — the rainy conditions and the fact that the sun was not up yet.

But John Coviello, who crosses the intersection every morning, says it’s just a dangerous crossing.

“This intersection is pretty crazy,” Coviello said. “If you hit the button and you are not paying attention for about two seconds, it will turn and if you are not paying attention, you will get hit. I almost got hit at least twice crossing the road every day.”

Police say the victim was unconscious when she was taken by ambulance to Allegheny General Hospital.

It’s dangerous in the daytime as it is, but at night it’s even worse because you can’t see and people can’t see you.

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