WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) – The westbound lanes of Lebanon Church Road in West Mifflin are back open to traffic near Delwar Road after a woman was hit by a car while trying to cross the road.
Two cars were involved in the pedestrian crash. The driver of a Chevy Cruze said he was able to stop just in time before he hit the 24-year-old woman around 5:45 a.m. Friday, but he says she looked like she was determined to cross the road.
“She was walking from the Taco Bell side of the street toward the Applebee’s, which is the northbound direction. We believe she was crossing against the red traffic signal and she may not have been in the crosswalk,” said Allegheny County Police Lt. Andrew Schurman.
The driver of the white Chevy Cruze was traveling westbound when he spotted the woman and he says he stopped. From behind him, police said a Chrysler 300 was in the curb lane. The 39-year-old driver of that car didn’t see her and hit the woman.
Police said she was wearing dark clothing, which made it even harder to see her.
“Both drivers stayed at the scene and were fully cooperative. We do not believe there was intoxication with either one of those individuals,” said Lt. Schurman.
Police said they were both going to work. Police don’t believe speed was a factor, either.
The woman was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital and was last listed in critical condition.
It’s unclear if the driver will face charges.
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