Altoona, PA – Man Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on 17th St
Altoona, PA (January 21, 2023) – Around 10:45 p.m. on the night of Friday, January 20, a man was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash in Altoona.
According to Altoona Police, the accident happened at 200 17th Street. Police confirmed that a pedestrian male was crossing the street in the area when he was suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle due to reasons that are not fully known. The driver who struck the pedestrian remained at the scene to cooperate with police after the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has since been identified as a 38-year-old man, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to trauma caused by the accident. Nobody else was hurt in the accident.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic as police worked to clear the scene. This led to delays in the area for some time.
No further details have been released. Pennsylvania State Police continues its investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who lost his life in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most severe accidents that take place on our roads in Pennsylvania. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in an accident. Hundreds of lives are taken every year due to these horrific accidents and many others are left with serious injuries. Between the years 2012 and 2020, it was estimated on average that 158 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents and many others were seriously injured. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you seek the immediate help of an attorney.
The aftermath of a fatal pedestrian accident can be an impactful and devastating time. While you are grieving, you should not have any other concerns. You should not be left worrying about the many bills that pile up against you. You may be feeling alone and confused, as well as have many questions that you cannot answer on your own. You have every right to hold one or more parties liable for the harm that they have caused your loved one. Speaking with an Altoona wrongful death attorney can help you get back on your feet during these difficult times.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling both emotionally and financially after a fatal accident. We will help you determine if you are eligible for a wide array of aspects, which include some of the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
You should never have to stand alone as you handle a wrongful death claim. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Altoona at (215) 731-9900 to find out what we can do for you.
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Disclaimer: As well-respected members of the community, we at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who drives on our roads and highways. We are always saddened by these accidents but hope that, through awareness, members of our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.