Allentown, PA – Angela Yowakim Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Crash on N Irving StPa Accident News
Allentown, PA (September 8, 2022) – An adult teacher’s aide was tragically killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place in Allentown on Tuesday morning, September 6.
Pennsylvania State officials confirmed that the accident happened around 6:45 a.m. on North Irving Street. A teacher’s aide from Dieruff High School was dropped off at the school in the early morning hours. The aide started to cross the street in the crosswalk when she was suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle. The driver of the vehicle immediately stopped at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The aide, identified as 25-year-old Angela Yowakim, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Nobody else was hurt in the accident.
Due to the severity of the collision, a large portion of the roadway was blocked in the area for some time. Police did not yet reveal if the driver will be facing charges for their role in the accident.
The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident continues.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents have, unfortunately, been increasing on our roads throughout Pennsylvania over recent years. Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents on our roads. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in an accident that is not their fault involving any type of large vehicle. In 2021, it was reported that a total of 186 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents and many others sustained serious injuries. Losing someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident is never easy to face. This is why family members are urged to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after they have lost a loved one in a collision.
If you have sustained the loss of a loved one in a preventable pedestrian accident, you may wonder where you and your family can turn. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you. Dealing with a pedestrian accident, especially one that has lost a loved one, can leave you feeling stressed out and alone. You have options at this time and should speak with a dedicated Allentown wrongful death lawyer who can help you along the way.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones over the years. We understand how overwhelming it can be to face the loss of a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a fatal collision. Our attorneys believe that you should never have to face the loss of a loved one entirely on your own. We will help you obtain compensation for some of the following aspects and so many others:
- Medical expenses your loved one faced
- Loss of future income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Allentown at (215) 731-9900 for more information on what options you have.
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Disclaimer: As well-respected members of the community, we at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who drives on our roads and highways. We are always saddened by these accidents but hope that, through awareness members of our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.