Fox Chase, PA – Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident on Verree RdPa Accident News
Fox Chase, PA (October 15, 2022) – Around 8 p.m. on the night of Friday, October 14, a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident happened in Fox Chase.
According to local officials, the accident happened at night at 7900 Verree Road. A man in his 60s was allegedly standing on the side of the street and started to cross the road in the area when he was suddenly struck by the driver of a Ford Edge that was traveling south. The driver of the Ford was traveling at high speeds when the accident happened. When the two made contact, the driver dragged the pedestrian for about 100 feet. The driver then came to a quick stop, made a left turn, and kept driving.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, whose identity has not yet been revealed, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries.
Police were able to later find the vehicle that was involved in the accident but it was abandoned. They have not yet verified if they were successful in finding the owner of the vehicle.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic for a period of time after the accident.
No further details have been released at this time. Police will update with more information as it becomes available.
We would like to offer our sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrians have every right to utilize our roads and drivers are supposed to watch out for these individuals at all times. The unfortunate truth is that pedestrians have no protection from harm, which means that they are likely to become severely injured or even killed when an accident takes place. In just 2021, it was reported that over 2021 people were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents in Georgia. If you and your family have sustained these losses, speaking with an attorney can help you move forward.
The loss of a loved one in a fatal collision can be an impactful time in your life. You should never have to face these losses entirely on your own. It is true that no amount of money can bring back a loved one’s life after an accident. However, it can help you move forward financially after you have lost someone you love and wonder where you can turn. There are many parties who could successfully bring a wrongful death claim, including the following:
- Spouse of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Personal representative of the estate
If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you speak with a skilled Fox Chase wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here for you after you have lost somebody you love in a fatal accident. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after you have lost somebody you love in an accident. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages during these difficult times. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Fox Chase at (215) 731-9900 for more information on how we can help you.
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 well-respected members 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.