Pittsburgh, PA – Life Lost in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Pkwy EPa Accident News
Pittsburgh, PA (December 5, 2022) – One person lost their life in a fatal pedestrian accident in Pittsburgh on the night of Sunday, December 4.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident happened around 10 p.m. on Parkway East around the area of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was walking alongside the highway when they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle in the area. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene to cooperate with police.
Several responders, including Pittsburgh paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. The unidentified pedestrian was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. It is not believed that anybody else was hurt in the accident.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes for over an hour until police cleared the scene. They did not say if the driver who struck the pedestrian will be facing any charges.
The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident continues at this time. Police will update with any new information that becomes available.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrians have virtually no protection on our roads, which means that they are likely to become seriously injured or killed in an accident. Unfortunately, few drivers watch out for pedestrians on our roads even though they have these risks. Between the years 2012 and 2020, it was reported that an average of 158 pedestrians lost their lives in fatal crashes throughout Pennsylvania. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident, you and your family may wonder where you can turn. This is why it is crucial that you speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
The loss of a loved one can leave you feeling alone and confused following a fatal pedestrian accident. If you have sustained these immense losses, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay the bills that pile up against you and your family. You should not have to worry about this after you have lost someone close to you in an accident and are taking time to grieve. Luckily, you have a variety of options available for you during these challenging times. Speaking with a Pittsburgh wrongful death attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected at this time.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys are here to help you through one of the most difficult times in your life. We understand the ins and outs of wrongful death laws and will help you navigate the legal system during these complex times. Our attorneys will help you seek compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Lost income and future lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of companionship and consortium
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, we will stand by your side. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Pittsburgh at (215) 731-9900 to find out what we can do for you.
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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.