Harrisburg, PA – Fatal Pedestrian Collision on PA 147 Under Inquiry

Harrisburg, PA – Fatal Pedestrian Collision on PA 147 Under Inquiry

Harrisburg, PA (March 14, 2024) – On Thursday, an early morning collision in Dauphin County resulted in the fatality of a pedestrian, per reports from local troopers and authorities on the scene.

According to a PSP release, a pedestrian was involved in a collision on Pennsylvania 147 between the exit to U.S. 22 and U.S. 322 westbound and Mountain Road. At around 5:20 a.m. on Thursday, Pennsylvania State Police reported that PSP Harrisburg and PSP Newport were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. At the site, the victim was pronounced dead before they could be transferred to a hospital. It’s also unclear if the driver stayed at the scene. No further details were released, and an investigation remains ongoing in the interim.

We offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family.

Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania

Pedestrian accidents are on the rise throughout the nation, including in the state of Pennsylvania. The hazard to pedestrians has escalated substantially in recent years due to the rise of distracted driving. Unfortunately, thousands of pedestrians are killed or injured annually in collisions.

And although pedestrian accidents can occur anywhere, certain areas present a greater risk. With more than 2,200 accidents occurring in metropolitan statistical areas over the last year, the majority of these incidents took place in urban regions. There were roughly 1,240 accidents in suburban areas, compared to only about 430 accidents in rural areas. For instance, when drivers do not yield to pedestrians who are passing busy city streets, they can strike them and cause severe or fatal injuries. Furthermore, a lot of people fail to stop at intersections, resulting in severe accidents that result in devastating injuries for those involved.

Critical injuries or fatalities can result from pedestrian accidents, causing permanent suffering and financial hardship. This leaves victims to deal with the painful aftermath of an accident that occurred through no fault of their own. Long-term, painful injuries or the tragic loss of a loved one as a result of an accident is something that no victim or family should ever have to experience.

Here at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our skilled and seasoned attorneys know the stress that comes with sustaining injuries through no fault of your own and the anguish and sorrow accompanying the loss of your loved one at the hands of a negligent driver.

For these reasons and more, our team of seasoned lawyers is committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our dear clients, whether they’ve been seriously injured in a crash through no fault of their own or have lost a loved one at the hands of a negligent driver. We will work hard on your behalf to build a successful claim and fight to safeguard your legal rights.

We offer free consultations and are ready to provide compassionate support and legal guidance during this difficult time. Trust us to handle your case with care so you can focus on healing and remembering your loved one. Call us today at (215) 731-9900, and our Harrisburg-area pedestrian accident lawyers will help you secure the justice that you and your family deserve.

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