Chambersburg, PA – Firefighter Injured in Pedestrian Accident at Active Fire ScenePa Accident News
Chambersburg, PA (March 31, 2022) – On Tuesday, March 29, a firefighter was hurt in a pedestrian accident that took place in an unidentified part of Chambersburg.
According to Chambersburg Police, the accident happened in the afternoon when fire crews were present at an active fire scene. The firefighter was working a hose to put out the fire when a driver, identified as Wendy Z. Lee, drove through the active scene when she was not supposed to. This caused the hose to get trapped under her vehicle, knocking over the firefighter. He was then dragged along with the hose and the vehicle.
Paramedics and numerous other local responders were dispatched to the scene to help the firefighter, who has not yet been identified. The injured party was taken to Chambersburg Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery.
The roadway was blocked for an extended period of time due to the fire and the accident. Lee was given a citation for driving over the hose.
The investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Though pedestrian accidents are some of the most severe accidents on our roads, they have actually been decreasing in recent years. In 2020, it was reported that approximately 145 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents but this was a decrease of about 6% from the year before. Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents on our roads due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in an accident. If you have sustained serious injuries in a pedestrian accident and know that another party is to blame, you have options. It is imperative that you speak with an attorney that you can trust at this time.
Moving forward after a pedestrian accident is not always an easy thing to do. As you work on your physical recovery, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that continue piling up. Having an attorney on your side can ensure that you receive the help you deserve moving forward. This is especially true if you have sustained any of these serious injuries that are prevalent in pedestrian accidents:
- Spinal cord injuries
If you have been hurt in a life-altering pedestrian accident caused by another party, you should have the assistance of a Chambersburg personal injury attorney on your side.
Chambersburg Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our knowledgeable attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to assist you after you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident caused by another party. We will help you every step of the way as you navigate the Pennsylvania legal system. Having an attorney on your side can help you relax knowing that your rights are being protected. You should never have to stand alone after a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Chambersburg at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can help you.
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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member 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.