Pittsburgh, PA – Pedestrian Airlifted After Vehicle Wreck on Rte 8
Pittsburgh, PA (February 11, 2024) – A pedestrian was airlifted to a hospital in Pittsburgh following a collision that occurred in Butler Township last week, and authorities have since released further details.
Shortly after 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the Butler County 911 Center received a call regarding an individual who had been struck by a vehicle in the vicinity of the Greater Butler Mart along Route 8 southbound. Butler Township Police report that a 45-year-old man was struck by a vehicle while crossing Route 8.
The victim sustained critical injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to Butler Memorial Hospital before being airlifted to a hospital in Pittsburgh. The driver, a 32-year-old man, stayed at the scene. Police state that additional investigation is ongoing, and it’s unclear if citations or charges are pending against the driver. Witnesses were asked to contact officers if they had additional information about the wreck.
Our thoughts are with the injured man and his family. We hope for his full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents are on the rise throughout the nation, including in the state of Pennsylvania. The hazard to pedestrians has escalated substantially in recent years due to the rise of distracted driving. Unfortunately, thousands of pedestrians are killed or injured annually in collisions.
And although pedestrian accidents can occur anywhere, certain areas present a greater risk. With 2,283 accidents occurring in metropolitan statistical areas, the majority of these incidents took place in urban regions. There were 1,245 accidents in suburban areas, compared to only 434 accidents in rural areas. For instance, when drivers do not yield to pedestrians who are passing busy city streets, they can strike them and cause severe or fatal injuries. Furthermore, a lot of people fail to stop at intersections, resulting in severe accidents that result in devastating injuries for those involved.
Critical injuries or fatalities can result from pedestrian accidents, causing permanent suffering and financial hardship. This leaves victims to deal with the painful aftermath of an accident that occurred through no fault of their own. Long-term, painful injuries or the tragic loss of a loved one as a result of an accident is something that no victim or family should ever have to experience.
Here at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our skilled and seasoned attorneys know the stress that comes with sustaining injuries through no fault of your own and the anguish and sorrow accompanying the loss of your loved one at the hands of a negligent driver.
For these reasons and more, our team of seasoned lawyers is committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our dear clients, whether they’ve been seriously injured in a crash through no fault of their own or have lost a loved one at the hands of a negligent driver. We will work hard on your behalf to build a successful claim and fight to safeguard your legal rights.
We offer free consultations and are ready to provide compassionate support and legal guidance during this difficult time. Trust us to handle your case with care so you can focus on healing and remembering your loved one. Call us today at (215) 731-9900, and our Pittsburgh-area pedestrian accident lawyers will help you secure the justice that you and your family deserve.