New Alexandria, PA – Brandon Peterson Killed in Pedestrian Crash on PA-119LawPaWriter
New Alexandria, PA (December 23, 2020) – On Tuesday, December 22, a man was killed in a pedestrian crash involving a tractor-trailer in New Alexandria.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident took place on PA-119. The pedestrian, identified as 19-year-old Brandon Peterson, was standing outside of his truck when a tractor-trailer headed south struck him. Police are not yet sure why Peterson was outside the vehicle and why the truck was unable to stop in time.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident. Peterson was pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for an extended period of time.
The investigation into the collision is currently ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents that occur on Pennsylvania roadways every year. Hundreds of pedestrians lose their lives in these accidents every year due to the reckless acts of others. In fact, in just one recent year’s time in the state of Pennsylvania, approximately 166 people were killed in pedestrian accidents. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can impact your life in many ways, which is why you should always have the skilled help of an attorney on your side.
It is true that no amount of money can bring back someone whose life was lost in a pedestrian accident. However, financial compensation can help you move forward with some aspects of your life after a pedestrian accident has turned it upside-down. Family members may be grieving their losses and wondering how they will afford to keep up with the bills. If you have lost somebody that you love in one of these accidents, you should always be prepared to speak with a Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our Pennsylvania accident attorneys have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents. We understand how traumatic a pedestrian accident can be and offer our support to you when you need it the most. Our attorneys are dedicated to your claim and will help you move forward. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options are available for you.
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