Truck driver gets house arrest in fatal accident in Strip District
A truck driver will serve 99 days on house arrest and a year on probation for failing to stop after an accident that killed a pedestrian in the Strip District, an Allegheny County judge ordered on Tuesday.
Brian Jamieson, 62, of Niagara Falls, Ontario, will serve his house arrest at an apartment he is renting in McKeesport. Common Pleas Judge Thomas Flaherty, who convicted Jamieson in April, gave him credit for 81 days he spent in the Allegheny County Jail.
Police said Jamieson left the scene of a Dec. 11, 2012, accident where three vehicles struck Judith Kollar, 53, of West Mifflin as she attempted to cross Smallman Street on her way to work as a health information systems invoicing supervisor for Adagio Health on Penn Avenue. Kollar died at Allegheny General Hospital a short time later.
According to a criminal complaint, one driver struck Kollar as he was turning left from 14th onto Smallman, causing her to fall into the eastbound lane. Jamieson, driving a box truck owned by Flora Pack Inc., struck her and failed to stop. She was hit by a third vehicle. The other drivers stopped and were not charged.
Flaherty said Jamieson likely will be allowed to serve his probation in Canada.
Adam Brandolph is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-391-0927 or email@example.com.
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