A woman was struck by a shuttle bus in downtown Pittsburgh Saturday morning around 7 a.m. The accident occurred at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Grant Street. Investigators report that the woman was in the crosswalk when she was struck by the shuttle bus. The victim was taken to Mercy Hospital in critical condition where she later died from her severe injuries. The accident is still currently under investigation. The driver of the bus stayed at the scene of the accident and is currently working with officials.
Sadly, pedestrians are more at risk to be severely injured or killed in the event of an accident. 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. When crossing intersections, try and make eye contact with drivers to ensure they are paying attention. Walk against the traffic so you can see vehicles traveling toward you and adjust if needed. If you are traveling at night, wear light colored clothing or reflector tape to make yourself more visible to drivers.
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Recovering compensation after an accident.
In an accident, such as this, the victim’s family may file a wrongful death claim. No amount of money can compensate for a person’s loss; however, it is important to file a claim to help pay for damages caused by the accident. Bus accident claims can become quite complex, as often there may be multiple parties injured. It is important that you contact a personal injury attorney. Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a car accident lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.