Jefferson Hills, PA – One Killed in Pedestrian Accident on PA-51 Near Sunoco
Jefferson Hills, PA (November 27, 2022) – One person lost their life in a pedestrian accident that took place on a major roadway in Jefferson Hills on the evening of Saturday, November 26.
According to Allegheny County officials, the accident happened around 6:08 p.m. on PA-51 near the local Sunoco. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was either walking alongside the road or crossing the street when they were struck by a passenger vehicle. Police did not say if the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. It is not known if anyone else sustained injuries in the accident.
The roadway was blocked entirely in the area until police cleared the scene. This led to delays for some time.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this collision.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most traumatic accidents that happen on our roads each year in Pennsylvania. Many innocent individuals are either seriously injured or killed in these horrific accidents due to the reckless acts of others. On average in Pennsylvania, it is estimated that approximately 158 pedestrians were killed each year between the years 2012 and 2020. The truth is, almost all pedestrian accidents can be prevented when drivers pay close attention to the roads around them. If you have lost somebody close to you in a pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
It is difficult for families to sometimes get back on their feet after losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident. In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down with medical bills and emotions that you have never had to experience in the past. As you are grieving, you should never have to deal with these aspects alone. There are many parties who could be successful in bringing a wrongful death claim after a fatal accident, such as the following:
- Parents of the deceased
- Spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, speaking with a Jefferson Hills wrongful death attorney is one of the best decisions that you can make.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to help you get back on your life after you have lost someone close to you in a pedestrian crash. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after an accident and offer our help and resources every step of the way. You deserve full and fair compensation for the losses that you have sustained after a fatal crash. Our attorneys are here for you every step of the way. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Jefferson Hills at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can help you along the way.
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.