Trucker gets house arrest for deadly pedestrian accident in Strip District

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PITTSBURGH - A trucker from Canada was sentenced to six months house arrest Tuesday for his involvement in a deadly pedestrian accident in Pittsburgh’s Strip District almost two years ago.

Channel 11’s Alan Jennings was in court as 62-year-old Brian Jamieson received his punishment.

Before he was sentenced, Jamieson told the court, “I am extremely sorry. Had I been more aware, I would have been able to stop.”

Jennings reported that Jamieson was sentenced to six months house arrest in McKeesport, after which he’ll be sent back to New York.

Jamieson also received one year of probation and lost his Pennsylvania CDL for one year.

Police said 53-year-old Judith Kollar, of West Mifflin, was killed in December 2012 when she was hit by a vehicle and knocked into the path of Jamieson's freight truck, which allegedly ran over her, before she was hit by a third vehicle that couldn't stop fast enough.

Investigators said Jamieson left the scene, while the other two drivers waited for emergency responders. 

Kollar’s family attended the sentencing Tuesday, and said they never hoped Jamieson would go to jail.

“We never wanted for him to spend his life in prison. We never thought he was a horrible man. We knew it was an accident,” said Kollar’s daughter, Caitlin Kollar.

Caitlin Kollar said living without her mother has been painful.

“I was married without my mom being able to partake in it. We have had major milestones that she hasn’t been here for. It’s upsetting,” she said.