A woman was struck and killed in Ross Township as she was crossing the street to get to church. The accident occurred Sunday around 9:30 a.m. on the 100th block of 6th Avenue in the Laurel Gardens neighborhood. The victim has been identified as an 86-year-old woman. Police said the woman was crossing the street, in the cross walk, heading into the Lutheran Church when she was struck by a car. She was immediately transported to Allegheny General Hospital where she later died due to her serious injuries.
Police do not believe the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when the accident occurred; however, they are still uncertain as to why they failed to stop. The accident is still under investigation.
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If a loved one was killed in an accident, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney right away to review your family’s rights. You may be able to file a civil wrongful death claim.
Pursuing a claim after losing a loved one will never fill the void left by a loved one’s passing away. It is not a matter of profiting for the family left behind, but rather recovering. The recovery of damages can alleviate the unexpected funeral costs and expenses accrued when a loved one passes.
CBS Pittsburgh, “Elderly Woman Struck By Car, Killed In Ross Township.”