Chester, PA – Pedestrian Accident at Morton Ave & Melrose Ave

Chester, PA – Pedestrian Accident at Morton Ave & Melrose Ave

Chester, PA (May 1, 2021) – On Friday, April 30, a pedestrian accident involving a motorcyclist took place at an intersection in Chester.

According to Delaware County deputies, the accident happened at the intersection of Morton Avenue and Melrose Avenue. A 22-year-old pedestrian was walking in a crosswalk at the intersection when they were struck by a motorcyclist traveling through the area. The motorcyclist then fled the scene of the crash.

Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The 22-year-old male pedestrian was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He spent days in the ICU and received multiple surgeries so far.

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

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

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania 

5/1 Chester, PA – Pedestrian Accident at Morton Ave & Melrose Ave Pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident, which means that they are more likely to be catastrophically injured or even killed in an accident. Pennsylvania is no stranger to pedestrian accidents, which lead to injuries and take lives every single year. In 2017 alone, it was reported that approximately 150 pedestrians lost their lives due to the negligence of others. If you have suffered from immense harm due to a pedestrian accident, you should be prepared to seek the immediate help of an accident attorney in your time of need.

Many victims are seriously injured in pedestrian accidents throughout Pennsylvania each year. Some of the most traumatic injuries that stem from these accidents include spinal cord injuries, TBIs, broken bones, organ damage, and more. If you have suffered from immense harm due to a pedestrian accident, you have a variety of options moving forward and should never stand alone. It is crucial that you speak with a personal injury attorney in Pennsylvania as soon as possible.

Our dedicated Pennsylvania accident attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson have diligently assisted those injured in pedestrian accidents over the years. We believe that you have every right to hold a party responsible for the harm that they have caused you in an accident. Our attorneys are here to help you work toward compensation that will get you back on your feet in your time of need. If you have been hurt in an accident and wonder where you can turn, please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 for the help you deserve.

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.