Chambersburg, PA – Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident at S Fourth St & E Queen StPa Accident News
Chambersburg, PA (May 15, 2022) – On Friday, May 13, a hit-and-run pedestrian accident took place in Chambersburg that led to injuries and charges.
According to local officials, the accident happened at the intersection of East Queen Street and South Fourth Street. An adult female was allegedly crossing the street in a wheelchair when she was struck by a woman who was operating a yellow SUV. The driver of the SUV continued driving after striking the pedestrian and did not remain at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian was seriously injured and taken to Chambersburg Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Their current condition is not yet known.
Police took a look at cameras in the area and found that the driver ran through a red light at the time of the accident. They found the female driver of the involved vehicle at her residence, where she admitted to striking the pedestrian. She has since been charged with causing an accident involving personal injury while not being properly licensed, reckless driving, driving while privileges were suspended for SUI, and more.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for some time following the collision.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured party in hopes of their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania sees more pedestrian accidents, on average, than many other states in the U.S. every year. In 2020, it was reported that approximately 145 pedestrians were killed and many others were injured in pedestrian accidents within the state. Pedestrian accidents tend to be incredibly catastrophic in nature due to the fact that pedestrians have little to no protections from harm. If you have sustained injuries in one of these accidents, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can rely on.
Many individuals are severely injured in pedestrian accidents every year within the state of Pennsylvania. The complications that arise from serious injuries can affect your daily life in a variety of ways. As you focus on your physical recovery from severe injuries, you may be concerned about how you will afford to pay the bills that continue piling up. Having the assistance of a Chambersburg personal injury lawyer on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected at this time.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys are here to help you get back on your feet after a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. We understand how overwhelming one of these accidents can be and offer our help and resources in your time of need. As you work toward results in your claim, you may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages such as the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
You have options after a pedestrian accident and we will stand by your side. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Chambersburg at (215) 731-9900 for more information.
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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.