Brownsville, PA – Child Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Green StPa Accident News
Brownsville, PA (August 11, 2022) – A child was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place on a road in Brownsville on Thursday evening, August 11.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident happened around 5:14 p.m. on Green Street. Police confirmed that a driver was traveling in the area when they suddenly struck a 1-year-old child who was crossing the street. The exact circumstances leading up to the accident are not entirely known.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The 1-year-old child was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Nobody else was injured in the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for an extended period of time. Police arrested the 58-year-old driver of the passenger vehicle that struck the child. They did not state what charges the driver is now facing.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.
We offer our warmest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of the child who lost their life in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents that happen on our roads in Pennsylvania. The unfortunate truth is that, even though drivers are always urged to watch out for pedestrians on our roads, this does not always happen. This means that lives are taken every year as a result of negligent acts. In 2019, it was reported that approximately 154 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents in the state of Pennsylvania and many others were seriously injured. It is never easy for family members to face the loss of a loved one in an accident. If you have lost a loved one due to negligent acts, it is important that you have legal help on your side.
The loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in many ways. You may be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. As you are grieving your immense losses, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that keep piling up. There are many parties who could bring a successful wrongful death claim, including the following:
- Parents of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Spouse of the deceased
- Personal representative of the estate
You have options and should speak with a Brownsville wrongful death attorney that you can trust.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys are here to help you after you have lost someone you love. Losing a loved one is likely one of the most traumatic things that you have ever been through. Our attorneys will stand by your side as you navigate the complex legal system for the first time. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve to get back on your feet during these challenging times. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Brownsville at (215) 731-9900 for more information on how we can help you.
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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.