Lancaster, PA – Child Injured in Serious Pedestrian Crash on Old Philadelphia PkePa Accident News
Lancaster, PA (November 17, 2022) – Around 10:55 p.m. on the night of Wednesday, November 16, a child was injured in a pedestrian accident in Lancaster.
According to Lancaster County officials, the accident happened at the intersection of Old Philadelphia Pike and Campus Drive. A 3-year-old child was struck by a Hyundai Accord that was traveling east at the time. The driver of the vehicle, identified as a 65-year-old woman from Conestoga, immediately stopped at the scene and called the police.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The child, who was severely injured in the accident, was flown by medical helicopter to Hershey Medical Center.
Due to the severity of the accident, the road was blocked in the area for some time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
No further details have been released. East Lampeter Police Department officials continue their investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident.
Our thoughts go out to the party who has been hurt as a result of this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
There are enormous risks to pedestrians on our roads in the state of Pennsylvania. This means that, when an accident occurs, pedestrians are far more likely than others to sustain serious injuries or fatalities in accidents. In Pennsylvania, hundreds of lives are taken in pedestrian accidents every single year. Between the years 2012 and 2020, in fact, approximately 158 pedestrians are killed on average within the state. This means that Pennsylvania ranks 15th in states when it comes to states with the most pedestrian fatalities. In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to a pedestrian accident. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
A pedestrian accident can be a burdening time in your life. If you have sustained injuries in one of these accidents, you have options. There are many injuries that are more likely to occur in pedestrian accidents, such as the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Organ damage
These injuries tend to land victims in the hospital or cause them to miss out on time at work. On top of this, you may never get to enjoy certain activities again after a pedestrian accident that caused severe injuries. With such a huge impact on your life, speaking with a Lancaster personal injury lawyer is in your best interests.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we are here for you and your family after you have been affected by a pedestrian accident. The consequences of one of these accidents can follow you through many aspects of your life, which is why you should never delay when it comes to moving forward with a claim. Our attorneys are here to help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects at this time. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Lancaster at (215) 731-9900 to find out 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.