North Belle Vernon, PA (November 11, 2023) – The eastbound lanes of I-70 in North Belle Vernon were shut down for several hours on Thursday evening, November 9, after a serious car crash.
After a two-car collision that left three persons injured, authorities shut down the affected lanes.
Westmoreland County dispatchers received a report about a collision in the eastbound lanes at Exit 42A around 10:00 p.m. on Thursday. Officials say that two persons were airlifted by helicopter to local hospitals, while a third was driven there in an ambulance. One of the casualties was a child, who was transported to UPMC Children’s Hospital.
The inquiry is being handled by the Belle Vernon post of the Pennsylvania State Police. No further details were released in the meantime.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.
Serious Car Accidents in Pennsylvania
Serious, even fatal, accidents involving motor vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, and buses happen daily in the Garden State. Thousands of individuals are tragically killed or wounded every year in these incidents, despite efforts by the government, automakers, and traffic experts to promote safe driving.
Car accidents in Pennsylvania are a leading source of death and serious injury. Over 128,000 accidents were reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in 2018, according to its figures. Injuries from these accidents totaled 78,000. More than 4,500 were seriously hurt, while another 33,500 were wounded but not seriously. PennDOT also documented alcohol-related collisions in 2018, in addition to fatal crashes. At least one driver in around 331 car accidents had a BAC over the legal limit of.08%.
Fortunately, the law may provide some remedies if an accident causes injuries or results in the death of your loved one. Contact an attorney who has handled situations similar to yours as soon as possible. If you want your legal team to have enough time to gather evidence, arrange the facts of your case, and build a sound claim on your behalf, it’s ideal to obtain legal counsel and skilled assistance as soon as possible.
And if there are any other parties involved, like your insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company, your lawyer will handle all of it for you. An experienced attorney can negotiate with these parties and will even contact your insurance company to inquire about coverage and your rightful compensation, even if you were not at fault.
If you’ve been in a car accident in Philadelphia or anywhere else in Pennsylvania, Spear Greenfield is here to help. If you’ve been in a car accident in Pennsylvania, give us a call at (215) 600-0681. If you need the assistance of a lawyer who is well-versed in Commonwealth law, we will find you one.
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