Tarentum, PA – Serious Injuries in Pedestrian Accident on E 7th Ave
Tarentum, PA (February 21, 2022) – On Monday afternoon, February 21, a pedestrian accident with serious injuries took place in Tarentum.
Allegheny County officials confirmed that the collision happened around 3 p.m. at 100 East Seventh Avenue. A pedestrian, who has only since been identified as an adult, was walking in the area when they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle. It is believed that the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene following the collision.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian was seriously injured in the accident. They were rushed to a local hospital by medical helicopter, though their current condition is not yet known.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for an extended period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene so traffic could resume as normal.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the accident remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads in Pennsylvania. This is due to the fact that they have no protection from harm when involved in an accident with a vehicle. In 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 145 pedestrians were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents in Pennsylvania. Drivers are expected to watch out for pedestrians at all times on our roads. However, this does not always occur and a pedestrian accident could occur in the blink of an eye. If you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can affect your life in a variety of ways that you are not prepared for. Pedestrians are likely to sustain some of the most severe injuries in the event of an accident. These injuries include some of the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
The injuries that stem from a pedestrian accident can leave you in a difficult position. You may spend time in the hospital or away from the workplace after a pedestrian accident that led to serious injuries. If you have been hurt in one of these accidents, you should speak with a skilled Tarentum personal injury lawyer who can help you every step of the way.
Tarentum Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys are here for you after you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. If you have sustained injuries in an accident, you should never move forward without the help of an attorney on your side. An attorney can help you retain your rights during these difficult and unpredictable times. We will help you work toward a variety of financial damages including medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. We are here for you every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Tarentum at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can assist you.
Note: Independent sources were used to create this post including news stories, witness statements, social media posts, and first-hand accounts about the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident that are represented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you find incorrect information or would like the post to be removed, please contact us immediately. We will correct the inaccurate information or will remove the post completely.
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.