Pittsburgh, PA – Fatal Head-on Collision on McKees Rocks Bridge

Pittsburgh, PA – Fatal Head-on Collision on McKees Rocks Bridge

Pittsburgh, PA (December 17, 2022) – One person was killed in a fatal head-on collision that took place on a roadway in Pittsburgh on the evening of Saturday, December 17.

According to Pittsburgh officials, the accident happened around 5:45 p.m. on McKees Rocks Bridge. Police confirmed that two vehicles were traveling in the area when one crossed into the other lane of traffic, striking a second head-on. The involved vehicles were badly damaged as a result of the collision and had to be towed from the scene.

Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. One person, who has not yet been formally identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. One other victim was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, while a third was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and has since been listed in stable condition.

The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic in the area of the accident for a period of time.

No further details have been released but the investigation continues. 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 in this accident. We also hope that the injured parties receive a full recovery from their injuries.

Fatal Accidents in Pennsylvania 

12/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Fatal Head-on Collision on McKees Rocks Bridge Head-on collisions are, hands down, some of the most catastrophic accidents that take place on our roads in Pennsylvania. In one recent year’s time, approximately 2.5% of car accidents were deemed head-on collisions. Out of these accidents, about 10% led to fatalities. In just 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 1,129 people were killed in fatal car accidents in the state of Pennsylvania. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one in a car accident. If you have sustained these immense losses, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.

Losing somebody you love in a fatal accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. It is crucial that you speak with a Pittsburgh car accident attorney as soon as possible after you have lost someone you love. As you and your family are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should never have to deal with this stress on your own. Speaking with a Pittsburgh wrongful death attorney can help you move forward during these complex times.

Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal collision. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling on both emotional and financial levels after a fatal crash. Our attorneys will fight to protect your rights and help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects, such as the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Therapy costs
  • Pain and suffering

Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Pittsburgh at (215) 731-9900 for more information on how we can assist you.

Note: Independent sources were used to create this post, including news stories, witness statements, social media posts, and first-hand accounts about the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident that are represented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you find incorrect information or would like the post to be removed, please contact us immediately.  We will correct the inaccurate information or will remove the post completely.

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.

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