Pittsburgh, PA – Nick Theofilis Killed in Fatal Ambulance Crash at Fifth Ave & Morewood AvePa Accident News
Pittsburgh, PA (November 29, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal ambulance accident that happened at an intersection in Pittsburgh on the night of Sunday, November 27.
According to local officials, the accident happened around 11 p.m. at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Morewood Avenue. Police confirmed that a Penn Hills ambulance and a passenger vehicle became involved in a collision due to reasons that are not entirely known. The involved vehicles were badly damaged as a result of the crash.
Several local responders were called to the scene to help those in need. A full-time EMT in the ambulance, who has since been identified as 23-year-old Nick Theofilis, was rushed to the hospital in cardiac arrest. He was tragically pronounced dead while there. One other person inside the ambulance, as well as the driver of the passenger vehicle, were both hospitalized with injuries but are expected to be okay.
A large portion of the roadway was blocked at the intersection for some time after the accident happened. This led to delays in the area until police cleared the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident 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 taken prematurely in this accident. We also hope that the injured parties receive a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Pennsylvania
A car accident is a common event that takes place every hour of the day in Pennsylvania. Though many of these accidents lead to injuries, others lead to catastrophic harm that sometimes take the lives of those involved. Hundreds of lives are taken every month within the state. In just 2020 alone, in fact, it was reported that 1,129 people were killed in fatal car accidents throughout all of Pennsylvania. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal crash, it is crucial that you speak with a skilled attorney who has handled these claims in the past.
Saying goodbye to someone you love due to an accident is never an easy reality for a family to face. As you are grieving these immense losses, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you. You should not have to worry about these aspects on your own. There are many parties who could successfully bring a wrongful death claim in Pennsylvania, including the following:
- Spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
If you have lost someone close to you in an accident, you should speak with a knowledgeable Pittsburgh wrongful death attorney that you can trust.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys are here to aggressively fight on your behalf and ensure that your rights are being protected after a fatal crash. The insurance company will do anything they can to lessen the amount of compensation that you receive or deny your claim altogether. This can force you into a difficult position. Our attorneys are here for you every step of the way during these challenging times. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Pittsburgh at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options you have at this time.
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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.