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Apr 15, 2013 |

PENNSYLVANIA JUDGE’S SON DIES IN PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT

Apr 15, 2013 - Pedestrian Accidents

Whether it is night or day, summer or winter, residents are seen utilizing the sidewalks and crosswalks in Pennsylvania. While on their way to work, school, stores or other destinations, pedestrians are frequently walking in areas where vehicles are constantly present. In places where both pedestrians and cars frequent, it is important that both are aware of one another so a pedestrian accident does not occur.

There is an ongoing investigation into an incident that involved a Pennsylvania judge’s 22-year-old son. The collision occurred while the judge’s son was visiting the Pittsburgh area. A vehicle struck the young man in early morning Saturday traffic. He suffered serious injuries and was transported to a hospital, where he died the next morning. It is not known as this time whether the victim was in the crosswalk or his exact whereabouts. The details of the vehicle were not released, but local authorities are actively investigating this fatal pedestrian collision and are searching for the driver that is liable.

When a person is killed in an accident like this, the loved ones of the deceased may file a wrongful death suit. Wrongful death suits can assist with financial burdens that resulted from the incident. These burdens can include medical bills, funeral costs, damages and pain and suffering.

Pedestrian accidents can be very tragic and usually result in serious injuries or death. The emotional components involved in the tragedy can make coping very complex, especially when a suit has been filed. Pennsylvania residents should seek out answers and make sure their rights are protected.

Source: NBC News, “Judge’s Son Dies in Weekend Pedestrian Crash,” April 08, 2013

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