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Bicyclist Death in Pittsburgh

Earlier this week, a bicyclist, Dennis Flanagan, from McKees Rocks was killed after an SUV struck him, while on his bicycle, on West Carson Street, near the Station Square bus station.

According to an article in the Tribune Review written by Michael Walton, Flanagan began riding his bicycle daily to improve his health following a diagnosis of high blood pressure.

Over the past several years, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the City of Pittsburgh have worked together to install numerous bike lanes throughout Pittsburgh.  West Carson Street, which runs through the South Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh, and is a busy road, however, does not have a separate bike path.

BikePGH, which is an advocacy group that focuses on making Pittsburgh’s streets and communities safe and accessible for people to bike and walk, is calling for changes to West Carson Street, including, according to WPXI News, the addition of a bike lane.

Our law firm, Goldsmith & Ogrodowski, LLC, brings lawsuits for wrongful death and survival in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  This includes lawsuits involving pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and deaths, oil and gas injuries and deaths; construction injuries and deaths; injuries and deaths from a failure of fall protection; injuries and deaths on towboats and the rivers, such as the Allegheny River, Ohio River, Monongahela River, and Kanawha River; Jones Act injuries and deaths; FELA injuries and deaths, and other transportation injuries and deaths on the roadways from tractor-trailers and dump trucks.  If you have questions about the above, or your or your family’s legal rights regarding an accidental or wrongful death or a survival action, contact us for a free consultation at 877-404-6529, 412-281-4340, or info@golawllc.com.  Our website is www.golawllc.com.

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