Woman, child in stroller struck by vehicle in Lawrenceville

Woman, child in stroller struck by vehicle in Lawrenceville

PITTSBURGH — A woman and a young boy were struck by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood.

The accident was reported shortly after 2 p.m. at the intersection of Butler Street and Stanton Avenue.

Chopper 11 flew over the scene, where a stroller was seen up against a car at the intersection. Police and EMS were also seen in the area.

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The woman, a babysitter, was pushing the stroller with a 15-month-old boy inside, police said.

“I guess it was kind shock at first,” said father Ben Dratch. “Obviously, I was concerned first that everyone was okay. My son is young.”

Police said an elderly driver was attempting to turn onto Stanton Avenue and claimed not to have seen the woman pushing the stroller.

The baby was not injured but was checked by paramedics at the scene as a precaution.

The woman was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital with a minor hip injury. The child also went to Presby with the babysitter.

A dog was also with them and was hit as well. The dog was taken to a veterinarian’s office to be checked out.

It is unclear if any charges will be filed against the driver.

Dratch said he isn’t angry with the driver, just thankful nobody was seriously hurt.