Blairsville, PA – Woman Dies, Two Hurt in Collision at Barkley Rd & Rte 217

Blairsville, PA – Woman Dies, Two Hurt in Collision at Barkley Rd & Rte 217

Blairsville, PA (February 19, 2024) – Following a collision in Westmoreland County on Monday afternoon, a woman was killed, per local authorities.

The incident occurred just after noon at Barkley Road and Route 217, between Derry and Blairsville, blocking traffic in both directions. According to officers, a 49-year-old woman was involved in a head-on collision with a southbound car on Route 217. She was declared dead at the scene after the crash. A 10-year-old passenger in the woman’s vehicle, as well as the other driver, was transported by air to a hospital in the Pittsburgh region. A crash investigation is ongoing in the interim, but no further details have been released.

Our deepest condolences are with the deceased woman’s loved ones. Our thoughts are also with the injured victims and their loved ones in hopes of their full recovery.

Car Accident Deaths in Pennsylvania

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 that take place in Pennsylvania every year. Some of the most common causes of these accidents include failure to follow traffic laws, distracted driving, recklessness, and beyond.

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. Unfortunately, all too many people fail to stop at intersections, resulting in severe accidents that result in devastating injuries for those involved. Even worse, it is common for drivers to cause serious injuries that have devastating consequences for others if they ignore hazards or otherwise fail to pay attention to the road ahead. Of course, distractions are one of the leading causes of crashes, as people text, talk to others, or even eat while driving.

If 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 a Blairsville wrongful death lawyer immediately.

The tragic loss of a loved one as a result of an accident is something that no family should ever have to go through. As seasoned, experienced attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we know the anguish and sorrow accompanying a loss of this magnitude. This is the reason why our team of seasoned lawyers is committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our dear clients, whether they’ve been seriously injured in a crash through no fault of their own or have lost a loved one at the hands of a negligent driver.

Thankfully, we offer free consultations and are ready to provide compassionate support and legal guidance during this difficult time. You can trust us to handle your case with care so you can focus on healing and remembering your loved one. Call us today at (215) 731-9900, and we will help you secure the justice that you and your family deserve.

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