Authorities are looking for the driver of a car who ran a red light in downtown Pittsburgh a few weeks ago and hit Pittsburgh’s bishop, David Zubik.
According to police, the driver, accused of hit-and-run, ran a red light at the intersection of Third Avenue and Grant Street about two weeks ago.
Zubik said the light turned green and he pulled out when another car broadsided him, taking out the front of his car. Zubik said the driver took off, but his biggest concern is that someone would be so careless with someone else’s life.
“I went to the chapel that night and just thanked God for sparing me, and I know in most instances, people who are in hit-and-run accidents don’t survive,” Zubik said.
Zubik said he wasn’t injured in the crash, but police told him he was very lucky.
“We always take time for granted,” Zubik said. “But when police got on the scene they said, ‘Bishop, if you had been there three seconds earlier you would have been killed.’”
During an interview with Channel 11 News, Zubik continually reiterated how thankful he was that he wasn’t injured.
“For me, and for all of us, it’s important to take seriously to be able to do in life and try to be the best possible people we can be in our lives,” Zubik said.
Investigators said the car was going so fast at the time of the crash, that they were unable to get a good description of the vehicle from witnesses.
Anyone with information on the accident is asked to contact police.