Wilkes-Barre, PA – Pedestrian Crash Involving Vehicle into Building at PetcoPa Accident News
Wilkes-Barre, PA (January 15, 2023) – An accident involving a Petco in Wilkes-Barre led to injuries on the evening of Sunday, January 15.
According to Luzerne County officials, the accident happened around 5:15 p.m. at the local Petco. Police confirmed that a white passenger vehicle was traveling in the area when they drove through the parking lot and slammed into a local Petco, causing them to run inside the store. Several people were inside the store at the time.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were immediately called to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the vehicle was not hurt in the accident. However, several pedestrians inside the store were injured. The injured parties are expected to receive a full recovery.
The area was blocked off for an extended period of time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision continues.
Our thoughts go out to the pedestrians injured in this accident with hopes of a speedy 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 pedestrians have no protection from harm in an accident. Hundreds of pedestrians are killed and thousands more sustain injuries every year within the state. Between the years 2012 and 2020, approximately 158 pedestrians were killed and many others were injured. Pennsylvania ranks about 15th in the country when it comes to pedestrian accidents. Being hurt in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. This is why, as an injured victim, you should understand your many options and speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Moving forward after a pedestrian accident can be an impactful time in your life. You may have questions that you can only answer with the help of an attorney on your side. There are many serious injuries that stem from pedestrian accidents, which include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones
These injuries tend to land victims in the hospital for days, weeks, or months at a time. On top of this, they could cause you to miss out on time in the workplace. If you have been hurt in a collision and wonder where you can turn, speaking with a Wilkes-Barre personal injury attorney can help you move forward.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to help you after your life has been turned upside-down due to a pedestrian accident. We are here for you as you navigate the Pennsylvania legal system for the first time, which can be a complex matter that is all new to you. As you heal from your physical injuries, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. We are here to help you work toward the compensation that you deserve in your time of need. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Wilkes-Barre at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options are available for you.
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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.