Pittsburgh, PA – Teen Employee Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Covenant Ave
Pittsburgh, PA (July 20, 2023) – At 1:06 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, July 18, a teen employee sustained injuries in a restaurant in Pittsburgh due to a pedestrian accident.
According to McCandless Police Department officials, the accident happened at the Longhorn Steakhouse on Covenant Avenue. Police confirmed that a 17-year-old female employee was washing windows on the restaurant when she was suddenly struck by the driver of a passenger vehicle. The driver allegedly struck by a parked car before hitting the front of the building, slamming into the teen pedestrian.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The teen and the driver were trapped due to the collision and had to be freed by firefighters. The employee sustained a serious leg injury and was taken to the hospital. She is listed in stable condition, as well as the driver of the vehicle that struck her.
The restaurant was closed all day and police have not said if it will reopen anytime soon.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
We want to offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to the pedestrian who has been hurt in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrians are 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. In 2012, statistics showed that an astounding 186 lives were lost due to horrific pedestrian accidents within the state. Though the state has taken precautions to put a stop to these accidents, they still happen in the blink of an eye. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident caused by another party, it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
The actions that you take following your pedestrian accident matter and can play a huge role in the future of your claim. After you have sought medical treatment for your injuries, speaking with an attorney is in your best interests. Severe injuries tend to stem from pedestrian accidents, such as the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones
These injuries can impact your life for weeks or even months to come. Some individuals live with pedestrian accident injuries for their entire life. If you have sustained harm in one of these accidents, you should speak with a Pittsburgh pedestrian accident lawyer immediately.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys are here for you after a serious pedestrian accident. We believe that you should never settle first thing with the insurance company. You may be offered much less than you deserve in compensation, which can leave you in a difficult position. We are here to help you move forward financially so that you can get back on your feet. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Pittsburgh at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options you have.