Pittsburgh, PA – Two Killed in Fatal Head-on Collision on PA-28LawPaWriter
Pittsburgh, PA (January 30, 2021) – Around 7:15 a.m. on Saturday morning, January 30, a fatal collision took place on a major highway in Pittsburgh.
According to police, the accident happened in the southbound lanes of PA-28 around the area of East Ohio Street. One vehicle was driving in the wrong direction on the highway when it suddenly crashed head-on into another. The vehicles immediately erupted into flames due to the force of the collision.
Paramedics and numerous other first responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident. One of the drivers of a vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger in the second vehicle was also killed. The man driving the second vehicle was hospitalized with critical injuries. Their identities are not yet known.
Due to the severity of the crash, all southbound lanes in the area were closed until 12:30 p.m.
The investigation into the accident is currently ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Pennsylvania
Fatal collisions happen every single year in the state of Pennsylvania due to the negligence of others. In just one day’s time, it is estimated that approximately 3 lives are taken as a result of fatal collisions. These accidents happen in the blink of an eye due to many different reasons including distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal crash, you should always have the help of an attorney moving forward.
The unfortunate truth is that many fatalities stemming from Pennsylvania car accidents can be prevented. However, these accidents continue to occur when drivers are not paying close attention to the roads around them. Losing a loved one in a car accident can have a huge and adverse impact on your life. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will keep up with the bills that continue to pile up. It is essential that you seek the help of a wrongful death attorney who will support you along the way.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our accident attorneys are here for you after you have lost a loved one in a fatal Pennsylvania car accident. We believe that you should always have legal help on your side as you navigate the legal system for the first time. Our attorneys are here for you when you need them the most. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 for more information on your options.
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