Levittown, PA – Jason Smith Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Bristol PikePa Accident News
Levittown, PA (February 6, 2023) – A man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place in a parking lot in Levittown on Sunday afternoon, February 5.
According to the Bristol Township Police Department, the accident happened at 7700 Bristol Pike. Police confirmed that a male pedestrian was standing next to a gray Chevrolet Silverado in the local McDonald’s parking lot while they had an altercation with each other. The driver of the Chevrolet suddenly ran over the pedestrian and did not stop, heading toward Tullytown.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other Levittown responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has since been identified as 47-year-old Jason Smith, was rushed to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital with severe injuries. He was tragically pronounced deceased while there.
The driver of the fleeing vehicle left evidence at the scene, though it is not known if police have found them. They located a piece of plastic believed to belong to the Chevrolet, which is described as a four-door pickup truck with black rims and a vanity license plate.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
We would like to take this time to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost as a result of this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
It is always a great reason to choose walking over taking the car, especially when it comes to your health. Being a pedestrian, however, comes with its risks. Many pedestrians are either injured or killed in pedestrian accidents throughout Pennsylvania every year. Between the years 2012 and 2020, an average of 158 pedestrians were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents within the state. Losing somebody you love in a fatal pedestrian accident can affect your life in many ways. Families are urged to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after a fatal collision.
The loss of a loved one can affect your life in many ways. Though pedestrian accidents will likely always occur on some level, they can be reduced when drivers pay close attention to what is happening on the roads around them. You will likely have a wide array of questions after a fatal pedestrian accident, especially knowing that wrongful death claims can be entirely complex in nature. There are many parties who could be successful in bringing one of these claims, such as the following:
- Spouse of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- The personal representative of the estate
If you have lost someone close to you in one of these accidents, it is essential that you seek the assistance of a Levittown wrongful death lawyer immediately.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we know that dealing with the aftermath of a fatal pedestrian crash is a difficult thing to do. If you know that another party has caused your accident, you have every right to move forward with a claim and hold them liable for the harm that they have caused. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you work toward the compensation that you deserve. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Levittown at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options are available for 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.