Johnstown, PA – Michelle Gilliland Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Scalp AvePa Accident News
Johnstown, PA (May 4, 2022) – A woman was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash that took place in Johnstown on Tuesday morning, May 3.
According to Richland Township Police, the accident happened at 8:55 a.m. at 1100 Scalp Avenue. A woman was walking in the area after just leaving the local McDonald’s. She was headed to a local bus stop that was on the other side of the road when, suddenly, she was struck by a Jeep Liberty that was headed west. The driver of the Jeep remained at the scene.
Several responders were called to the scene to help the pedestrian. The victim, identified as 43-year-old Michelle Gilliland, received blunt force trauma injuries. She was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to these injuries.
Scalp Avenue was blocked completely in the area for several hours until police cleared the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the party whose life was lost in this tragic accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Any type of accident can have a huge impact on your life. However, one of the most severe accidents is pedestrian-related collisions. These accidents tend to lead to a long road to recovery. On top of this, many lives are lost due to pedestrian accidents every year. In fact, in just 2020, statistics showed that approximately 145 pedestrians were killed in Pennsylvania accidents. This means that Pennsylvania ranks 15th in the country when it comes to those who have lost their lives in pedestrian collisions. Drivers are expected to watch out for parties on our roads who are most vulnerable in the event of an accident. If you have lost a loved one, you and your family should understand your options moving forward.
It is normal to feel concerned about where you will turn after losing a loved one in a pedestrian crash. There are many leading causes of pedestrian accidents, including the following:
- Distracted driving, such as texting while driving
- Motor vehicles not yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians
- Making a turn at intersections before looking
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Design defects in crosswalks and other areas that pedestrians utilize
Losing a loved one in a Pennsylvania pedestrian accident can be an entirely scary and confusing time in your life. If you have suffered from these enormous losses, you and your family should speak with a Johnstown wrongful death lawyer.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we believe that you should never move forward with a pedestrian accident claim without the help of an attorney on your side. This is especially true when a loved one has been ripped from your hands due to the negligence of another driver. The loss of a loved one can be costly and you should never have to worry about this as you are grieving. We will help you along the difficult path toward the compensation you need at this time. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Johnstown at (215) 731-9900 for more information on how we can assist you.
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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.