Allentown, PA – Several Injured in Pedestrian Accident at Lehigh St & Susquehanna StPa Accident News
Allentown, PA (December 11, 2022) – One person was critically injured and several others sustained serious injuries in a pedestrian accident in Allentown on Sunday morning, December 11.
According to Allentown Police, the accident happened around 2 a.m. at the intersection of Lehigh Street and Susquehanna Street. Police confirmed that several pedestrians were walking in the area when they started to cross the street at the intersection. The pedestrians were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle due to reasons that are not yet known. The driver remained at the scene of the accident and one person was trapped under their vehicle.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene. The victim trapped under the vehicle was extricated by fire crews and then rushed to the hospital with critical injuries. Several of the other pedestrians were hospitalized, though their conditions are not yet known.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues. Police will update with more information as it is available.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the injured victims with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is known for pedestrian accidents, which have been increasing on our roads over recent years. In fact, in the recent year, these accidents and fatalities have been up 20%. In 2019, it was reported that approximately 154 pedestrians were killed in fatal Pennsylvania accidents and many others were seriously injured. When injuries stem from these accidents, they tend to be incredibly severe due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident with a passenger vehicle. You should know that you have many options after a pedestrian accident.
Moving forward after you or someone you love has been hurt in a pedestrian accident is not always an easy thing to do. You may be dealing with a variety of physical injuries as you question how you will afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you. On top of this, it is normal to be left with a variety of questions that you are unable to answer on your own. During these challenging times, you may wonder where you can turn. It is essential that you speak with an Allentown personal injury lawyer every step of the way.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys are here to protect you when you do not know where to turn after an accident. Our attorneys have years of experience handling accident claims and will help you every step of the way as you navigate the legal system. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects, such as the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
We are here for you during one of the most difficult times in your life. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Allentown at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options you have at this time.
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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.