Pittsburgh, PA – Shady Ave & Howe St Scene of Injury Accident

Pittsburgh, PA (April 13, 2022) – At approximately 4:48 p.m. on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 13, a car crash with injuries happened at an intersection in Pittsburgh. The incident occurred on Shady Avenue. 

According to reports, the wreck happened on Shady Avenue near the intersection with Howe Street. Vehicles collided in the area resulting in injuries for the involved parties. 

Numerous responders were observed assisting injured victims at the scene. At least one person was transported to a local hospital with injuries. 

At this time, the injured victims have not been identified to the public. Police in Pittsburgh continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision. 

We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims. 

No further information has currently been reported. 

Car Crashes in Pennsylvania

From 2019 to 2020, the total number of crashes in Pennsylvania decreased by 16.6%, while total injuries decreased by almost 20%. However, fatalities related to traffic accidents increased by almost 7%. Historically, Pennsylvania’s fatality rate has been lower than the national fatality rate. 

Car accidents happen for many different reasons in the United States, most of them involving some form of driver negligence. 

  • A total of 293 alcohol-related fatalities and 269 speed-related fatalities occurred in 2020
  • The majority of accidents, around 30%, happened due to a single-vehicle colliding with a fixed object, such as a guard rail or a tree. 
  • Passenger vehicles were represented in over half of all 2020 collisions. They were involved in more accidents than all other types of vehicles combined. 
  • Approximately 14% of accidents were the result of wet roadways.
  • Improperly maintained vehicles contributed to approximately 65% of all accidents. 

Read on to learn more about how you can get help from a Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer if you or someone you love has recently been hurt in a car accident caused by negligence. More than 90% of auto accidents reported in the United States are caused by driver negligence, so there is a good chance that if you were injured in a wreck, it was the result of driver distraction, fatigue, intoxication, or some other form of driver negligence.

Pittsburgh Auto Accident Attorneys

Our lawyers at Scanlon & Wojton Attorneys at law represent drivers across the eastern region of Pennsylvania who have been victimized in car wrecks. We provide our injured clients with aggressive yet considerate legal representation so you’re able to be compensated for your injuries and damages. 

Our lawyers will work diligently to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your collision in order to figure out who caused it. Examples of the types of conduct that amount to driver negligence include: 

  • Drowsy driving
  • Driving at unsafe speeds
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Disobeying traffic laws
  • Knowingly driving an unsafe vehicle

Being fairly compensated for your injuries and losses means choosing the right car accident attorney in Pittsburgh. Fortunately, the car crash lawyers at Scanlon & Wojton Attorneys at Law have over three decades of experience handling a wide array of motor vehicle accident cases. We are well equipped to handle any type of car crash/personal injury case.

Contact Scanlon & Wojton Attorneys at Law in Pittsburgh as soon as you can after your accident if you’re under the impression that you were injured by another’s negligence. You don’t have to face this situation on your own. Call our law firm at 412-918-1241 to ask about legal options available to you. 

Note: We utilize outside sources when creating this post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this incident. If you locate any information that is not correct, please contact our firm so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. 

Disclaimer: This blog is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately. The information in this post is not legal advice. The photo used in this post is not from the accident scene described in this blog post. 

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