Allentown, PA – John Sassaman Killed in Pedestrian Crash on S 24th St
Allentown, PA (October 3, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place on a roadway in Allentown on Sunday morning, October 2.
According to Lehigh County officials, the accident happened at 12:50 a.m. at South 24th Street. Police confirmed that a male pedestrian was walking in the area when he allegedly attempted to cross the street and was struck by a passenger vehicle due to unknown reasons. It is believed that the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has since been identified as 63-year-old John Sassaman, was rushed to the hospital with multiple blunt force injuries. He was pronounced dead at the hospital several hours after the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for an extended period of time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
It is not known if anyone will face charges as a result of the accident. The investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Drivers are always expected to pay close attention to the roads around them, especially knowing that pedestrians and other vulnerable parties utilize our roads. Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads who have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. In 2020, it was reported that 145 pedestrians were killed in Pennsylvania pedestrian accidents, which put Pennsylvania at the 15th highest rates in the entire country for these fatalities. It is never easy to come to terms with the loss of a loved one, especially if their life has been taken prematurely in a pedestrian accident. If you and your family have faced these losses, you should have legal help on your side.
The loss of a loved one can affect your life in a variety of ways. It is true that no amount of money can bring back a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a fatal accident. However, money can help you move forward on a financial level during one of the most difficult times in your life. As you are grieving, you should never have to worry about the stressful aftermath of a fatal pedestrian accident. Speaking with an Allentown wrongful death attorney can help you move forward in your time of need.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys are here for you and your family after a fatal pedestrian accident. We believe that you have many rights and options under Pennsylvania law and will help you get back on your feet when you need it the most. Our attorneys will assist you along the path toward compensation for a wide array of financial damages, including the following:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation costs
- Loss of consortium
We are here for you during one of the most complex experiences of your life. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Allentown at (215) 731-9900 for the help you deserve.
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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.