A pedestrian accident has severely injured a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper in Western Pennsylvania. A vehicle on Route 19 struck a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper in Westmoreland County. The incident occurred near West Tech Drive in East Huntingdon Township, Pennsylvania. The trooper pulled over to clear unwanted debris along the road when a vehicle collided with him. The trooper was urgently flown to a Pittsburgh area hospital with serious injuries including: a broken leg, a head injury, and serious injury to an arm and hand.
Terrible events like this can and should easily be avoided. Law enforcement's job is to help ensure our safety, especially on the roads. We need to do everything we can to ensure their safety as well. If you are driving and see a police officer, state trooper, or highway patrol pulled over on the side of the road, it is crucial to not only slow down, but to also give them extra room as you drive past. Incidents like this can easily be avoided by doing so and it allows law enforcement to feel safe and more secure while doing their daily duties.
It is important to safely share the road with law enforcement and also motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians. The roads belong to everyone, and everyone must follow the rules of the road. If you suffered or are suffering from injuries cause by a pedestrian accident, or any type of automobile accident of someone else's negligence or fault contact the lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. for a free consultation today at 800-777-4081.
Source: The Patriot News, "Pa. state trooper is seriously injured when struck by car along highway" 31 October 2014