Pittsburgh, PA – Pedestrian Accident at Craft Ave and Forbes AveLawPaWriter
Pittsburgh, PA (December 17, 2020 – Around 5 p.m. on Sunday evening, a hit-and-run pedestrian accident took place at an intersection in Pittsburgh.
Police confirmed that the accident happened at the intersection of Craft Avenue and Forbes Avenue when a pedestrian was struck. The male pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, stepped off of a Port Authority bus in the area. He walked down the sidewalk and started to cross the street when he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection.
The vehicle was identified as a maroon sedan that was being driven by a middle-aged woman. The impact was so forceful that the pedestrian was sent flying over the hood of the vehicle and onto the pavement below.
The driver did not remain at the scene even though she allegedly made eye contact with the pedestrian. Police have not yet found the responsible river.
The pedestrian was injured but their condition at this time is not yet known.
No further details have been released but the investigation is currently ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most horrific accidents on our roads, especially when they involve hit-and-run drivers who then flee the scene of the accident. In just 2014 alone, statistics showed that approximately 166 people lost their lives in Pennsylvania pedestrian accidents and many others were injured. These accidents are known for being incredibly severe due to the fact that they involve some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads. If you have suffered damages as a result of a pedestrian accident, you should have a dedicated attorney on your side throughout these difficult times.
Nobody ever expects to become involved in a pedestrian accident, especially due to a driver who does not remain at the scene to ensure that they are okay. By speaking with a personal injury attorney, you can ensure that your rights are being protected every step of the way, as well as meet all deadlines that are expected of you when it comes to your claim. Many pedestrians are unsure of what lies before them as they navigate the legal system for the first time, which is why you should seek immediate attention from an accident attorney.
Our Pennsylvania accident attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to help you through this challenging time in your life if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident. We will ensure that your rights are being protected as you navigate the legal system and work toward compensation for aspects like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can help you.
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