Jenkins Twp, PA – Ellen Petoniak Killed in Fatal Crash at S Twp Blvd & Chestnut StPa Accident News
Jenkins Township, PA (December 12, 2022) – A woman was killed in a fatal car accident that took place at an intersection in Jenkins Township on Saturday afternoon, December 10.
According to Luzerne County officials, the accident happened around 1:10 p.m. in the afternoon at the intersection of South Township Boulevard and Chestnut Street. Police confirmed that an 88-year-old woman was pulling out at the intersection when her vehicle was suddenly struck by a second vehicle headed south, being operated by an 18-year-old. Both vehicles were badly damaged as a result of the collision.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The woman in the first vehicle, identified as 88-year-old Ellen Petoniak, was rushed to the hospital with traumatic injuries. She was tragically pronounced dead while there.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for a period of time following the accident. This led to delays until police cleared the scene.
The investigation into the accident continues at this time. 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 lost as a result of this accident.
Fatal Accidents in Pennsylvania
Car accidents have been increasing on our roads in Pennsylvania over recent years. Now, hundreds of lives are taken every month as a result of these horrific and life-altering accidents. In 2021, it was reported that 1,230 people were killed in fatal car accidents in the state of Pennsylvania. Fatal car accidents can happen anywhere but intersections are known for being some of the most common places for harm. If you and your family have sustained immense losses due to a fatal car accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Getting back on your feet after a devastating car accident is never easy to do. You may have questions that you can only answer with the help of a Jenkins Township car accident attorney on your side. As you are grieving such a major and catastrophic loss, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you. You should not have to deal with this stress entirely on your own. This is why it is crucial that you speak with a Jenkins Township wrongful death attorney as soon as possible so that you do not miss out on any opportunities.
Facing a wrongful death claim can be a complex matter, which is why our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here for you. From the very start of your claim, we will compassionately fight to protect your rights after you have lost someone closest to you in an accident. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you work toward compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium and companionship
Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Jenkins Township at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options you have as you work toward results in your case.
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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.