Pittsburgh, PA – One Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Birmingham BridgePa Accident News
Pittsburgh, PA (January 12, 2023) – Around 7:30 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, January 11, one person was killed in a Pittsburgh pedestrian accident.
According to Pittsburgh Police, the accident happened on the Birmingham Bridge on the Oakland side. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was walking on the bridge when they were struck by a passenger vehicle due to reasons that are not entirely known. The involved vehicle remained at the scene of the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, was severely injured in the crash and taken to the hospital. They were later pronounced deceased while there.
Due to the severity of the accident, a large portion of the road was blocked for some time. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the collision continues.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who lost their life in this collision.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads in the state of Pennsylvania. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. The truth is that most pedestrian accidents in Pennsylvania can be prevented but continue to take place due to the careless acts of others. In 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 145 pedestrians were killed in Pennsylvania accidents, and many others were seriously injured. If your life has been turned upside-down due to a pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Many people are unaware of what options they have after they have lost someone they love in a pedestrian crash. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will ever afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should never have to face the stress of a wrongful death claim entirely on your own. There are many parties who could be eligible to bring a wrongful death claim, such as the following:
- Parents of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Spouse of the deceased
- Personal representative of the estate
If you have lost a loved one in a collision, speaking with a Pittsburgh wrongful death attorney is in your best interests.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident. We will stand by your side every step of the way as you navigate the complex legal system for the first time after an accident. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you work toward the compensation that you deserve so that you and your family can get back on your feet. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Pittsburgh at (215) 731-9900 to find out what we can do for you in your dire time of need.
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.