Shirleysburg, PA – Tammy Dunn Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Crash on PA-522Pa Accident News
Shirleysburg, PA (January 27, 2023) – A woman was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place on Friday morning, January 27, in Shirleysburg.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident happened at 5:35 a.m. on PA-522 just east of Erwin Street. Police confirmed that a female pedestrian was walking alongside the road in the area and attempted to cross the street. While doing so, she was struck by a vehicle that was headed north. The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has since been identified as 54-year-old Tammy Dunn, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Nobody else was injured in the accident.
Several lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for an extended period of time. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who lost her life in this horrific accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania has seen a large percentage of pedestrian accidents in recent years. Hundreds of people are killed in fatal pedestrian accidents across Pennsylvania each year. In 2020, it was reported that approximately 145 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents and many others sustained injuries. This number is 15th in the country for pedestrian fatalities. Drivers are supposed to pay close attention to the roads around them so that pedestrians are kept safe from harm at all times. However, these accidents still occur every single day. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney immediately.
Losing a loved one can affect your life in a variety of ways. It is normal to feel helpless and alone if you have lost someone you love in an accident. It is true that no amount of money can help you bring back a loved one; however, it can assist you as you move forward financially after an accident. You should be able to take time to grieve the loss of your loved one. If you are feeling stressed and alone after a fatal pedestrian accident, it is important that you speak with a Shirleysburg wrongful death attorney that you can trust.
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be difficult to face, which is why you should speak with our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson for the help that you deserve. An attorney will be able to help you from start to finish when it comes to the complexities of your claim and gaining a better understanding about what you are facing. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, we are here to help you. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Shirleysburg at (215) 731-9900 to find out what we can do for you at this time.
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Disclaimer: As well-respected members 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.