Icy roads cause multiple accidents in Western PA
Ice forming on roads unexpectedly and quickly led to numerous accidents in Beaver County and throughout Western Pennsylvania yesterday morning. The icy roads were responsible for a fatal accident in Beaver Falls and another on Route 22 in Murrysville, PA.
In Beaver Falls a driver lost control of his car and struck a utility pole, suffering fatal injuries. In the Murrysville accident, a young woman lost control of her car which was subsequently struck by another vehicle. The woman sustained fatal head injuries in the accident.
Accidents were reported throughout the area and several major highways were closed in order to reduce the likelihood of further accidents. Closures were reported on the Parkway, I-79, 279 North, and other highways in the Pittsburgh area.
WTAE video regarding highway closures in the Pittsburgh area:
Video regarding the fatal accident on Route 22 in Murrysville:
Video of a car being driven on the Parkway East with the hood open. I’m guessing that the driver was too afraid to stop on the side of the highway in the icy conditions:
Personal injury cases arising from weather events like this can be difficult to pursue. The conditions were unexpected and developed over a brief period of time. The issue for those injured in the accidents that occurred during the ice storm will be whether or not their accident could have been avoided and whether the other driver acted in a negligent manner in causing the accident. Accident Attorney Thomas Matvey.