Chambersburg, PA – Child Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Fifth Ave
Chambersburg, PA (April 7, 2022) – A child was hurt in a pedestrian accident that took place on a roadway in Chambersburg on Thursday afternoon, April 7.
According to Chambersburg Police, the accident happened at 4:03 p.m. at 400 Fifth Avenue. A child was walking in the area when they started to cross the street in the area. They were suddenly struck by an SUV that did not see them and was unable to stop in time. The driver of the SUV remained at the scene following the collision.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The child was transported to Chambersburg Hospital for treatment of their injuries and is expected to be okay.
Due to the severity of the collision, the roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrians are known for being some of the most at-risk parties on our roads. This is due to the fact that they have no protection from harm in the event of an accident involving any type of large vehicle. Hundreds of pedestrians are killed in these accidents every year in Pennsylvania, with thousands sustaining injuries. In 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 145 pedestrians were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents throughout Pennsylvania. This number ranks about 15th in the country. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident caused by another party, you should have the assistance of an attorney on your side.
Being hurt in a pedestrian accident can have a huge impact on every aspect of your life. This is due to the fact that some of the most severe injuries stem from these accidents. These include some of the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
The injuries that stem from a pedestrian accident can leave you in a difficult position as you work on your physical recovery. You may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you at this time. It is imperative that you seek the assistance of a Chambersburg personal injury lawyer who has your best interests in mind at this time.
Chambersburg Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our skilled and experienced attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to help you get back on your feet after you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident. We understand how overwhelming a pedestrian accident can be. Our attorneys have years of experience handling these claims and will provide you with the resources that you need so that you can move forward. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages during these complicated times. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Chambersburg at (215) 731-9900 to find out 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.