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Pittsburgh-area woman killed in pedestrian crash

A terrible crash that occurred in the Pittsburgh area recently cost a woman her life, and her elderly mother her sole caregiver and relative in the area.

According to news reports, the victim, a resident of Scott Township, was probably walking to the bus stop to get to work when she was struck by a passing car. The car hit her so hard that the woman crashed through the windshield and landed in the passenger seat.

At first, the victim was conscious and able to speak to paramedics, but after they rushed her to the hospital, she died of her injuries, KDKA-TV reports.

Police said an investigation is ongoing, but so far the driver, a 22-year-old man, has not been charged with anything. The exact cause of the accident is not yet clear, but a neighbor noted that speeding is common on that particular street. Police also plan to check the driver’s cellphone records to see if he was using it at the time of the collision.

The victim lived near the accident site with her mother, who is in her 90s. The two reportedly had no other close relatives except for a niece who lives in Canada. The niece is said to be coming to Pittsburgh to care for her elderly aunt, at least for a while.

A pedestrian takes a certain risk every time he or she crosses the street. But there are unavoidable accidents, and then there are incidents that need not have happened, had the motorist acted responsibly. Time will tell which kind of incident this one was.

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