Mtn Top, PA – Kevin Dendulk Killed in Pedestrian Accident on I-81Law Pa
Mountain Top, PA (August 1, 2020) – A construction worker was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident on a highway in Mountain Top.
Pennsylvania State Police confirmed that the accident took place around 1:15 a.m. this morning in the northbound lanes of I-81. A silver Hyundai was traveling north on the highway in the right lane. Police confirmed that the section of the roadway was closed due to construction happening in the area.
The vehicle came across a construction worker and struck him. The pedestrian, identified as 30-year-old Kevin Dendulk, was severely injured due to the accident. He tragically succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The vehicle continued onward without stopping. Police are still searching for the sedan, which likely has extensive front-end damage and a missing mirror on the passenger’s side.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads. In 2018 alone, approximately 260 pedestrians lost their lives in horrific accidents due to the negligence of others. Because pedestrians have few protections from harm, they are prone to suffering catastrophic injuries and fatal results in the event of an accident. The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can affect family members in many ways who have lost somebody close to them. If you have suffered these losses, you may wonder where you can turn.
Nobody ever expects to lose a loved one in a sudden accident. Because of this, many family members are not prepared for what happens after one of these accidents. You may be left wondering how you can gain compensation for aspects like medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, funeral costs, and more. With the help of a Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney, you can move forward during these challenging times.
Our personal injury attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson have diligently assisted those who have lost loved ones due to a pedestrian accident. As the bills continue to pile up against you, you may wonder how you can move forward in your time of need. The legal system can be an unforgiving system that can pose a variety of challenges you are not prepared for. We are here to support you every step of the way. Please contact an accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can assist you in your time of need.
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