Muhlenberg Twp, PA – Frank Mastropiero Killed in Pedestrian Crash on N Fifth St HwyPa Accident News
Muhlenberg Township, PA (May 8, 2022) – Police in Muhlenberg Township have identified the party who was killed in a pedestrian accident on Saturday night, May 7.
Officers were immediately called to the scene of the crash around 9:40 p.m. at 4800 North Fifth Street Highway. A man identified as 62-year-old Frank Mastropiero was walking on foot and possibly headed across the street when he was suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle. It is not known if the driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene following the collision.
Mastropiero was severely injured in the collision. Paramedics attempted to help him at the scene but they were unable to save him. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. It is not believed that anybody in the passenger vehicle was hurt in the accident. Police claim that the driver has been cooperating with the investigation.
A large portion of the road was blocked off for some time following the collision.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Frank Mastropiero at this time. We hope that they will find healing.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
There are many standard differences between pedestrian accidents and car accidents on Pennsylvania roads. However, the biggest difference to note is that pedestrians have no protection while drivers of vehicles have immense protection in the event of an accident. This is why, when a pedestrian is involved in a collision, they are far more likely to become seriously injured than those in large vehicles. In some cases, pedestrians even lose their lives in these horrific accidents. In 2020 alone, approximately 145 people were killed in Pennsylvania pedestrian accidents due to negligent acts. If you have sustained the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you should have the help of an attorney on your side.
The most important thing to realize after a pedestrian accident is that you have many rights. If you and your family have sustained the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian crash, you have many protections under Pennsylvania law. Drivers are supposed to stop and use precautions around pedestrians so that they are kept safe from all harm. However, this does not always happen and drivers continue to engage in reckless acts all the time. If a loved one has been taken from you in a pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you speak with a Muhlenberg Township wrongful death attorney immediately.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our team is here for you after you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. We understand how devastating it can be to face the loss of a loved one in one of these catastrophic accidents. On top of this, you may have to deal with the insurance company during these difficult times. We will help you fight for your rights as you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects, such as the following:
- Medical bills that your loved one sustained before their passing
- Lost income from your loved one missing time at work
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Muhlenberg Township at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can help you work toward results in your claim.
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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.