Pottsville, PA – Man Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on PA-61Law Pa
Pottsville, PA (September 24, 2020) – Around 8 p.m. on Wednesday night, September 23, one person was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Pottsville.
Pottsville Police responded to the scene of the collision, which took place on PA-61 just north of East Race Street. When police arrived at the scene, they found that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.
Officers found an 18-year-old pedestrian male dead on the side of the highway. The driver who struck the pedestrian was identified as a 29-year-old man from Shenandoah, who was heading north when he hit the victim after not being able to avoid him. He remained at the scene of the collision to cooperate with the police.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes following the collision as police worked to clear the scene.
Police did not say if the driver is facing any charges. Their investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most horrific accidents that occur on Pennsylvania roads every year. In 2018, it was estimated that approximately 260 people were killed in these accidents within the entire state. Pedestrians are known for being some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads, which means that they are susceptible to some of the most catastrophic harm in the midst of an accident with a passenger vehicle. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident and you are unsure about where you can turn, it is essential that you speak with an attorney in your dire time of need.
Many serious injuries tend to result from pedestrian accidents and some victims even lose their lives in these accidents each year. As family members grieve their losses, we believe that they should never have to worry about how they will afford to pay the bills that pile up against them. Losing somebody close to you due to a collision can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life, which is why you should have a skilled wrongful death attorney in Pennsylvania by your side who can assist you in your time of need.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our personal injury attorneys are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident caused by another party. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling following a fatal collision and offer our help to you in your time of need. Our attorneys will assist you as you walk the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects like medical expenses, pain and suffering, funeral costs, and more. We believe that you should never have to struggle financially in the aftermath of a fatal pedestrian accident. You have every right to hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused your family. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can assist you.
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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.