SCOTT TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A female pedestrian has died after being struck by a car in Scott Township Wednesday morning.
The accident happened just a few feet from the victim’s home on Greentree Road around 8 a.m.
Police say she was walking on the southbound side of the road when she was hit. She may have been heading to the bus stop.
Police believe 60-year-old Meera Bali was on her way to work when she was hit by the car. The force of the impact from the crash pushed Bali into the windshield. Police say she had multiple fractures.
“At that point, she was extracted from the vehicle and taken to UPMC Mercy where she shortly thereafter died of her injuries,” said Sgt. Jeff Skees, of Scott Township Police.
Officers interviewed the driver of the car, a 22-year-old man.
“At this point there are no charges, but the investigation is not over,” said Sgt. Skees.
Bali was the caregiver for her elderly mother, who is in her 90s.
As a precaution, police called for an ambulance to the home when they told the mother what happened to her daughter. They say their closest relative is a niece in Canada.
“She needs care,” said Skees. “She can’t, at this point, be on her own.”
As for the driver, Allegheny County Police will check his phone records to see if he was using a cell phone at the time of the accident. Police say the driver of the car is cooperating, and they are looking for witnesses.
“It was the height of rush hour,” said Sgt. Skees, “so I would think somebody would’ve seen this. We would ask them to come forward and contact the Scott Township Police Department or the Allegheny County Homicide Unit.”
Police say the niece who lives in Canada will travel to Pittsburgh Thursday to care for the victim’s mother. In the meantime, members of the family’s temple are at the home with the woman.