Pittsburgh, PA – Pedestrian Accident at Fifth Ave and N Dithridge StLaw Pa
Pittsburgh, PA (September 3, 2020) – Around 9:30 a.m. on September 2, a pedestrian accident took place at an intersection in Pittsburgh.
At the time of the accident, an ACCESS van was making a right turn onto Fifth Avenue from North Dithridge Street on a red light. At the same time, a 94-year-old woman was crossing the street at the intersection.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene where they found the woman with severe injuries. She was taken to the hospital with a leg injury. Police confirmed that she was alert at the time of the accident but was rushed to a local hospital. Her current condition is not yet known.
Due to the severity of the accident, Fifth Avenue was closed in the area for an extended period of time.
The driver of the ACCESS van stayed at the scene to cooperate with the police. Nobody in the van was injured.
At this time, the investigation into the collision continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrians are killed every single year in the state of Pennsylvania due to the negligence of others. In 2018, approximately 260 pedestrians are killed in these accidents just in the state of Pennsylvania. These accidents tend to lead to some of the most catastrophic results due to the fact that pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads. Being injured in one of these accidents can leave you in a challenging position. This is why it is essential that you have an attorney on your side who has handled these claims in the past.
Dealing with the aftermath of a pedestrian accident can impact your life in many ways. Pedestrian accidents lead to some of the most catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, road rash, TBIs, organ damage, and more. Speaking with an attorney can put many aspects into perspective for you after an accident that is not your fault. You have the right to seek justice and compensation during these challenging times so that you can not only move forward physically but also financially. If you have been harmed in a collision that you know is not your fault, it is essential that you seek the immediate help of a personal injury attorney in Pennsylvania.
Our Pennsylvania accident attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are dedicated to helping those in need after they have been injured in life-altering accidents. We understand how complex the legal system can feel, especially if you have never been involved in an accident in the past. We believe that you should have the right to compensation to cover aspects like medical expenses that you have incurred, lost wages due to missing time at work, pain and suffering, and so much more. We will assist you every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 for more information on your legal options.
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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member 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.