Lancaster, PA – Man Injured in DUI Pedestrian Accident on Lincoln Hwy
Lancaster, PA (June 7, 2022) – Around 10:41 p.m. on the night of Monday, June 6, a man was injured in a pedestrian accident involving a DUI driver in Lancaster.
According to East Lampeter Township Police, the accident happened at 2100 Lincoln Highway. A 31-year-old man was walking out of the parking lot of a Motel 6 in the area when the pedestrian was struck by a westbound vehicle. The driver, who remained at the scene, was in a black 2006 Volkswagen Touareg.
Several local responders, including Lancaster fire crews and paramedics, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian sustained a severe injury to his left leg. He was taken to Lancaster General Hospital for treatment of his injuries but is expected to be okay.
The driver of the vehicle, who has since been identified as 25-year-old Lareese Dequan Howze, was later arrested. His charges include driving under the influence.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. Police quickly reopened the road so traffic could return to normal.
Our thoughts go out to the pedestrian with hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents on our roads in Pennsylvania. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm when they are involved in accidents with any types of vehicles. Many people lose their lives every year as a result of these accidents. In just 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 145 people were killed in Pennsylvania pedestrian accidents and many others were seriously injured. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, it is up to you to show that another party is at fault for your accident. This is not always easy to do, which is why you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Moving forward after a pedestrian accident is not always easy to do. This is especially true if you have sustained serious injuries and you are finding it difficult to get back on your feet on a physical level. Some of the most severe injuries that stem from a pedestrian accident include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
These injuries tend to land victims in the hospital or cause them to miss out on time at work. This is why you should speak with a Lancaster personal injury attorney in your time of need.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to help you after you have sustained injuries in a serious pedestrian accident. We have diligently assisted many injured victims involved in these accidents over the years. Our attorneys can assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects. These include medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, therapy costs, and so much more. You should never have to stand alone after a pedestrian accident. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Lancaster at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can help you every step of the way.
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.