Mount Joy, PA – Child Killed in Pedestrian Accident on S Market StLaw Pa
Mount Joy, PA (July 23, 2020) – According to police, a 19-month-old girl was killed in a pedestrian accident in Mount Joy.
The accident happened around 6:41 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of South Market Street. Northwest Regional Police confirmed that the child wandered onto the street and was struck by a passing vehicle.
Witnesses stopped at the scene and attempted to help the child. She was immediately transported to Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center but was pronounced deceased while there.
The driver involved in the accident remained at the scene. Their identity is not yet known.
Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads. In the first six months of 2018, it was determined that approximately 90 pedestrians lost their lives in accidents within Pennsylvania. Pedestrians are known for being incredibly vulnerable on our roads and are prone to some of the most catastrophic harm, especially children. Because of the fact that children are not always aware of the dangers on our roads, they are more likely to be injured in an accident. Motor vehicle drivers are supposed to do their best to always watch out for these vulnerable victims. It is important that family members seek the help of a wrongful death attorney if they have lost somebody they love in an unexpected and preventable pedestrian accident.
Losing someone you love in an accident can have a long-lasting impact on your life. Yes, it is true that no amount of money can bring back someone you love. However, you will find that you have many options for recovery and will find that the stress of a fatal accident will be lessened when you do not have to worry about a wide array of financial aspects. Our Pennsylvania wrongful death attorneys are here to help you and your family.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys have dedicated ourselves to helping many victims through one of the most challenging times of their lives. We understand that there is nothing as overwhelming as the aftermath of a fatal accident but we will help you back on your feet as you are grieving. You may find that you are eligible for many aspects during this difficult time. Please contact a Pennsylvania accident attorney at (215) 731-9900 for more information on your options moving forward.
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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.