During this season of extreme weather and road conditions, there have many unfortunate accidents and fatalities in the area. An online news article by the TribLive.com spoke about some of the recent weather-related accidents that have occurred in our area. According to the article, a Western Pennsylvanian woman was killed while she was out walking her dogs during an ice storm. A vehicle slid on the road and pinned her against an electrical box. Similarly, another pedestrian passed away when another vehicle slid off an icy road in Armstrong County and ran over a man. A local meteorologist was interview about the recent weather conditions, and noted that even less than a 10th of an inch of ice can make travel dangerous, especially when that ice is coating every surface as a solid layer.
In Allegheny County alone, area dispatchers took over 3,500 calls in a six hour period during one day of our bad weather spell last week. In the days following Christmas, when the weather conditions were markedly better, dispatchers took about 30 calls in that same time period. Other area counties reported over 90 accidents on a single morning, with one county reporting 30 accidents alone before 7:00AM. Notably, the city of Pittsburgh has been working hard to keep the roads safe and manageable during our winter weather, and has had over 30 trucks out as early as 4:00AM to treat the city’s many roads and bridges.
Attorney Stoehr has taken cases for victims who have been hit on Pennsylvania roads during similar accidents as described above. Car accidents are a very real danger when driving, no matter on the highway or on a secluded country road. The physical and psychological damage caused by car accidents can be extensive and result in years of medical and professional care. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash that was due the fault of another, Attorney Doug Stoehr would be willing to set up a free consultation to discuss a possible legal claim involving your accident. Attorney Stoehr has experience litigating personal injury claims relating to car crashes, and if you would like to meet with him, please contact our law office at 814-946-4100.