Harrisburg, PA – Individual Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on I-81
Harrisburg, PA (April 11, 2022) – One person was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident on a highway in Harrisburg on Monday morning, April 11.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident happened around 9 a.m.in the southbound lanes of I-81 around the area of US-22. A pickup truck driven by an off-duty East Pennsboro police officer was traveling in the area when the driver lost control, slamming into a disabled box truck that was parked on the shoulder of the road. The box truck then slammed into the individual who was outside the vehicle, trying to repair it.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian who was struck by the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger inside the box truck, as well as the driver of the pickup truck, were hospitalized with injuries but are expected to recover.
The roadway was blocked in the area for several hours as police worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most severe and life-altering accidents that happen in Pennsylvania every single year. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. They are likely to become seriously injured or even killed in the event of an accident. In just 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 145 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you may wonder where you can turn. It is essential that you speak with an attorney that you can trust at this time.
Losing someone close to you in a pedestrian accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. Families often wonder where they can turn during one of the most difficult times in their lives. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should never have to deal with the stressful aftermath of a pedestrian accident that has taken a loved one on your own. You should speak with a dedicated Harrisburg wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Harrisburg Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here for you after you have lost somebody you love in a pedestrian accident. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in a fatal accident. Our attorneys will assist you along the path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects, including the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
We are here for you every step of the way after you have suffered these enormous losses. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Harrisburg at (215) 731-9900 for more information on how we can assist 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 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.