Altoona, PA – Injuries in Car Crash on US 53 at River Prairie

Altoona, PA – Injuries in Car Crash on US 53 at River Prairie

Altoona, PA (July 7, 2024) – The northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 53 were open again after a crash occurred on Thursday, July 4, per local authorities.

Traffic cameras showed emergency personnel attending to vehicles stopped on the northbound side of the highway right after the River Prairie exit. One vehicle was in the median. The crash happened shortly before 4:30 p.m., and the highway opened again fully about an hour later. Per local dispatchers, the crash blocked traffic, and police were on the scene directing traffic until the crash cleared. The severity of the injuries sustained by victims is unknown at this time, but at least one person was assessed by EMTs and transferred to an area hospital. An investigation is still ongoing in the interim.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their loved ones. We hope for their complete recovery.

Car Accidents in Pennsylvania

Suffering serious injuries or even losing a loved one in a fatal accident is an unimaginable tragedy that no one should have to experience. The heartbreaking reality is that it happens far too often, with over 1,100 deaths each year in Pennsylvania alone. Various acts of negligence continue to contribute to the number of accidents in Pennsylvania each year. Some of the most common causes of these accidents include failing to yield. For instance, when drivers do not yield to pedestrians who are passing in the area nearby, they can strike them and cause severe or fatal injuries.

Moreover, distracted driving is a major cause of far too many accidents. It is common for drivers to cause serious injuries that have devastating consequences for others if they ignore roadway conditions or their surroundings in general. Distractions are one of the leading causes of crashes. People text, talk to others, or even eat while driving. If you’ve sustained serious injuries or your loved one has lost their life as a result of a fatal crash that was caused by the careless or reckless actions of another motorist, your family may have legal options to help you move forward. It is crucial to seek guidance from an Altoona car accident lawyer immediately.

Suffering major injuries because of a crash can leave you facing serious financial consequences and severe physical pain. Getting hurt and losing a loved one in an accident is a tragedy that no family should have to endure. At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we understand the pain and grief of such a loss. That’s why our team of experienced lawyers is dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients.

Furthermore, we are prepared to give compassionate assistance and legal counsel at this difficult time and provide free consultations. In other words, that means that you and your family can put your faith in us to handle your case with care so that you may concentrate on getting well and recovering the damages that you and your family deserve. Our team will stop at nothing to fight for you and yours, ensuring you have the best chance of securing the compensation you deserve. Call us at (215) 731-9900 if you need assistance pursuing the justice you and your family deserve at this challenging time.





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