Two men were struck by a pick-up truck along Route 30 in Hempfield Township Thursday morning. The men were working; placing cones and signs along the road. Their truck displayed an arrow sign to direct traffic into the other lane. Witnesses said another truck traveling down Route 30 tried to go around the workers and struck their truck. One of the workers was in the bed of that pick-up truck and the other was on the roadway. Both men were hit and flown to a nearby hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries in unknown at this time. The driver of the truck who struck the workers was not injured. State police are investigating the accident at this time
Driver and Pedestrian Safety
This is the third pedestrian accident in the area this week. With warmer weather approaching, more people will be on the roadways than before. As a pedestrian, it is important to always obey the rules of the road to try and ensure your safety. This includes obeying traffic signals and using crosswalks and sidewalks. Drivers need to be alert and avoid distractions at all times. Be prepared to stop and be on the lookout for road signs and workers.
Recovering compensation after an accident.
In an accident such as this, the victims may pursue a personal injury claim to recover damages sustained due to the accident. This includes money for, medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. It is important that you contact a personal injury attorney right away to review your rights. Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.