Cranberry Twp., PA – Bicyclist Loses Life in Crash on Route 19
Cranberry Twp., PA (November 24, 2023) – A pedestrian accident reported in Cranberry Township claimed one person’s life. The accident occurred just before midnight on November 21.
According to local law enforcement, a 22-year-old man was riding a bicycle on Route 19 when he was struck from behind by a vehicle. Authorities arrived at the scene and located the victim with serious injuries in the area of Route 19 and Saint Francis Way. The bicyclist was rushed to Allegheny General Hospital for care. He later passed away from his injuries. At this time, the incident is being investigated.
Our sympathies are with the family of the victim who lost their life in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Statistics from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania indicate that between 2012 and 2020, more than 1400 pedestrians died as a result of automobile accidents. As a result, the state ranked ninth among the deadliest states for pedestrians in the country.
Pedestrian accidents are more likely to result in fatal injuries. These victims have no protection during crashes. They lack any steel frames to protect them that motorists are provided while inside vehicles. Pedestrians often suffer severe head trauma and other injuries that ultimately take their lives. Unfortunately, a significant number of fatal pedestrian accidents that we see statewide involve some form of negligence. Speeding motorists, drivers who fail, and drivers who are distracted are among some of the leading causes. No matter what act of negligence claimed the life of your loved one, accepting the death is never an easy thing to do.
Dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one as a result of another person’s negligence can be incredibly challenging for families. Our lawyers understand the overwhelming difficulties that your family faces as you try to deal with the mental, emotional, and financial impacts. For this reason, we encourage you to reach out to our wrongful death lawyers in Cranberry Township as soon as possible.
After enduring the loss of a loved one, due to the negligence of another driver, your family may be able to obtain compensation to help cover some of the expenses you face. Our lawyers can help you recover the compensation you need for funeral costs, burial fees, lost earning capacity, and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages you face while moving forward.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we understand the grief and heartache that comes with losing a loved one due to someone else’s mistake or negligence. Our experienced lawyers are here to help you get the justice that your family deserves by protecting your rights every step of the way.
Call our Pennsylvania personal injury law firm today at (215) 731-9900 for a free consultation that can provide valuable insight into how our team can help you get justice. Get started now on finding closure in this difficult time by reaching out to us today.