Bala Cynwyd, PA – Firefighter Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on I-76

Bala Cynwyd, PA – Firefighter Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on I-76

Bala Cynwyd, PA (July 24, 2021) – Around 3 a.m. on Saturday morning, July 24, a firefighter was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Bala Cynwyd.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident happened in the westbound lanes of I-76. Two vehicles initially collided with each other in the area, which prompted police to the scene. A trooper was speaking with one of the drivers when an SUV drove up and struck the trooper, as well as three firefighters and a passenger vehicle.

Paramedics and numerous other local responders were dispatched to the scene. The trooper and two of the firefighters were taken to one hospital, while the other firefighter was rushed to Paoli Hospital. That firefighter, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead while there.

The driver of the SUV, identified as Jacquelyn Walker, was arrested at the scene of the crash. She has since been charged with vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment, driving under the influence, and more.

The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time.

No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania 

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Note: Independent sources were used to create this post including news stories, witness statements, social media posts, and first-hand accounts about the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident that are represented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you find incorrect information or would like the post to be removed, please contact us immediately. We will correct the inaccurate information or will remove the post completely.

Disclaimer: As a well-respected member 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.