Erie, PA – 9-Year-Old Killed in Fatal Crash at W 12th Ave & Pittsburgh AvePa Accident News
Erie, PA (December 22, 2022) – Around 5:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, December 22, a child was killed in a fatal car accident at an Erie intersection.
According to Erie County officials, the accident happened at the intersection of West 12th Avenue and Pittsburgh Avenue. Police confirmed that two vehicles were traveling in the area when one turned in front of the other at the intersection. The vehicles collided with each other, which led to extensive damage.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Erie responders were called to the scene to help those in need. A 9-year-old boy was in the vehicle that was struck by the vehicle making the left turn. He was rushed to UPMC Hamot Hospital but was tragically pronounced dead due to blunt-force trauma injuries. Nobody else was hurt in the accident.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for an extended period of time. It is not known if there were any charges brought against the driver of the at-fault vehicle.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues. Police will update with more information as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken prematurely in this accident.
Fatal Accidents in Pennsylvania
Car accidents have been happening more and more frequently in Pennsylvania over recent years. Though many accidents lead to serious injuries, some take the lives of those involved. Hundreds of lives are lost every month as a result of fatal collisions in Pennsylvania. In 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 1,129 people were killed in car accidents within the state. Losing a loved one in a fatal accident can be a life-altering event, especially if you have lost a child in an accident. It is crucial that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible after a fatal crash.
The loss of a loved one can have a huge and lasting impact on your life. While you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you are going to afford the bills that keep piling up against you and your family. There are many parties who can successfully bring a wrongful death claim, such as the following:
- Parents of the deceased
- Spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Personal representative of the estate
If you have lost someone you love in a fatal collision, you should immediately speak with an Erie wrongful death attorney.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal car accidents over the years. We understand how overwhelming a fatal crash can be on both emotional and financial levels. Having the help of an attorney on your side can greatly lessen the stress that you may be feeling after you have lost somebody close to you in an accident. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Erie at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options you have as you move forward with a claim.
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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.