Driver faces trial for hitting pedestrian
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A Butler County man waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday and was ordered to stand trial on charges that he struck a man standing on a Highland Park sidewalk last week and fled.
Mark McCloskey, 26, of Valencia, is scheduled to appear in Common Pleas Court for formal arraignment on Oct. 25 on charges that he caused an accident resulting in injury, caused an accident involving damage and drove recklessly.
Pittsburgh police Sgt. Daniel Connolly had previously said that Mr. McCloskey was driving a Dodge Stratus when he jumped the curb on Sept. 4 and struck David C. Wood, who had just dismounted from his bike and was preparing to go into his home in the 1400 block of North Euclid Avenue.
Police found Mr. Wood lying on the sidewalk and took him to UPMC Presbyterian, where he was treated for a fractured vertebrae and cuts on his head.
Witnesses helped police pin Mr. McCloskey to that accident after he crashed near the intersection of Butler and Chislett streets later in the evening.
First Published September 12, 2012 12:00 am