• March 17, 2023

Pedestrian Injured in Truck Accident on 5th Avenue in Altoona, PA

Altoona, PA -- March 15, 2023, one person was injured as the result of an accident where a truck hit him along 5th Avenue.

Authorities said that the incident happened at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 7th Street. It appears a truck was backing up at the time when it somehow hit a 69-year-old man that was in a crosswalk. Due to this, the man sustained serious injuries. Police did not give any additional details.

Pedestrian Injured in Truck Accident on 5th Avenue in Altoona, PA

From images of the intersection I can find, these are pretty narrow streets where there likely would be much room for a truck to maneuver. But it's also an area clearly surrounded by residences. Where else would a professional driver expect to encounter pedestrians? As such, they would generally have a responsibility to be extra cautious as they moved through the area. Maybe something happened in a way the truck driver couldn't reasonably avoid the collision, but hitting someone in a crosswalk rarely happens without the driver involved having made a serious mistake.



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