Blair County, PA – Judith Pleskonko Loses Life in Pedestrian Crash on I-99
Blair County, PA (September 10, 2023) – A motor vehicle accident reported on Saturday in Blair County claimed one person’s life. The accident occurred on September 9.
According to reports provided by the Pennsylvania State Police, 69-year-old Judith Pleskonko was driving her Nissan Juke on Interstate 99. She was in an accident on the southbound side of the roadway, which prompted her to move her vehicle through the emergency crossover.
As she exited her vehicle and attempted to walk over to the crash site, she was struck by a northbound vehicle.
Pleskonko was fatally injured due to the crash and pronounced deceased at the scene by the Blair County coroner.
At this time, the accident is being investigated.
Our sympathies go out to the family of Judith Pleskonko at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Fatal pedestrian accidents take place far too often in Pennsylvania. Common causes of these devastating accidents in the state include distracted driving, speeding, failure to yield the right-of-way, impaired driving, and reckless driving actions.
When a loved one is fatally injured in a pedestrian accident in Pennsylvania that was caused by another party’s negligence, surviving family members often have the option to file a wrongful death claim. This legal action can help you recover compensation for the losses and damages suffered as a result of the wrongful death. In Pennsylvania, eligible parties who can file a wrongful death claim typically include the deceased’s spouse, children, and parents, among others.
The damages that you may be able to recover in a wrongful death claim following a fatal pedestrian crash may include:
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Grief and suffering damages
- Medical expenses related to the final injury
It’s important to consult with an experienced Blair County wrongful death attorney to understand the specific details of your case, as well as to navigate the legal process effectively. These legal advocates can help grieving families pursue the compensation they deserve while holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions in these tragic incidents.
At Edelstein, Martin, and Nelson, we are honored to represent families who have experienced the devastating loss of a loved one due to an accident. Our Blair County personal injury lawyers are dedicated to ensuring that you and your family get the justice you deserve. With decades of experience fighting for compensation on behalf of families who have lost their loved ones in fatal accidents, our attorneys are here to provide superior representation throughout the legal process. For more information or to schedule your free consultation today, please contact our Pennsylvania personal injury law firm at (215) 731-9900.