Girard, PA – Woman Injured in Severe Pedestrian Crash on I-90
Girard, PA (October 20, 2022) – Around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, a woman was severely injured in a Girard pedestrian crash.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident happened in the westbound lanes of I-90 around the area of the Fairview exit. Police said that a woman stopped her vehicle on the side of the road so that she could assist a second motorist who slid off the side of the highway due to slush. While the woman in the first vehicle was walking alongside the road, she was suddenly struck by a driver in a Volkswagen Jetta that lost control.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian woman sustained severe injuries as a result of the accident and was immediately hospitalized. Her current condition is not yet known.
The roadway was shut down in multiple lanes in the area due to the accident. Police confirmed that the 22-year-old male driver of the Volkswagen was taken into custody for questioning but it is not known if he received any charges.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to the party who has sustained injuries in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents are hands down, some of the most severe accidents that happen on our roads in Pennsylvania. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Between the years 2012 and 2020, it was determined that an average of 158 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents throughout Pennsylvania. On top of this, thousands of people are hurt in these accidents each year across the state. If you have been hurt in a life-altering pedestrian accident, it is important to remember that you have many options moving forward.
Being hurt in a pedestrian accident can be an impactful time in your life. You may be left with a wide array of questions that you can only answer with the help of an attorney on your side. Many serious injuries result from pedestrian accidents each year, which include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Internal organ damage
These injuries can impact every aspect of your daily life and cause you to miss out on time at work. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, speaking with a Girard personal injury attorney can help you move forward.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys are here to help you after you have sustained serious injuries in a pedestrian crash. We will stand by your side every step of the way as you navigate the complex legal system for the first time. An attorney will be able to help you gather evidence and answer any questions that you have on a legal level. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you achieve compensation for a wide array of losses at this time. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Girard at (215) 731-9900 to find out what we can do for you.
Note: Independent sources were used to create this post including news stories, witness statements, social media posts, and first-hand accounts about the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident that are represented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you find incorrect information or would like the post to be removed, please contact us immediately. We will correct the inaccurate information or will remove the post completely.
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.