Harrisburg, PA – Child Killed in Pedestrian Accident at N 15th St & Herr StPa Accident News
Harrisburg, PA (June 15, 2021) – At 3 p.m. on Monday, June 14, a child was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Harrisburg.
According to local officials, the accident happened at the intersection of North 15th Street and Herr Street. A 4-year-old girl and her 9-year-old brother were crossing the street at the intersection when they were struck by a passenger vehicle.
Paramedics and numerous other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene of the crash. Both siblings were taken to the hospital with serious injuries but the 4-year-old was pronounced dead while there. The boy remains hospitalized but is expected to recover.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. Police confirmed that the responsible driver stayed at the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Because of the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in accidents, they are prone to some of the most injuries and even lose their lives in accidents at times. Each year, hundreds of victims lose their lives in Pennsylvania pedestrian accidents. In 2017 alone, in fact, it is estimated that over 150 pedestrians lost their lives due to the recklessness of others. It is never easy for a family to lose a loved one who has been taken too soon in a pedestrian accident. If you have suffered these enormous losses, you should be prepared to speak with a dedicated attorney who has handled these claims in the past.
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident is not an easy thing to face on your own, especially when it has happened so unexpectedly. This is the reality that hundreds of families face every single year within the state. As you grieve the sudden loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against you. It is normal to feel lost and alone during these difficult times. As you move forward with your claim, you should have the help of a Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney on your side.
Our Pennsylvania accident attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson have aggressively fought to protect the rights of families who have lost loved ones in accidents throughout the state. We understand how overwhelming the aftermath of a fatal pedestrian accident can be on both emotional and financial levels for those who have suffered. We will stand by your side and ensure that you receive compensation for aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal crash, please contact a Pennsylvania pedestrian accident attorney at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options are available for you at this time.
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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.