Philadelphia, PA – Child Injured in Pedestrian Crash Involving Trolley on 36th St
Philadelphia, PA (January 6, 2023) – Around 8 a.m. on the morning of Friday, January 6, a child was injured in a trolley accident in Philadelphia.
According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened at the intersection of 36th Street and Lancaster Avenue. Police confirmed that a juvenile, who has not yet been identified, was running across the street in the area when they were struck by a trolley. The trolley immediately stopped after the accident and remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Philadelphia responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The juvenile was seriously injured and rushed to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Their current condition is not known at this time.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. Police worked to clear the scene so traffic could resume as normal.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues. Police will update with more information as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to the party who sustained injuries in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents tend to be some of the most severe accidents that happen on roads in Pennsylvania, especially those involving vulnerable children. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Hundreds of pedestrians are killed and many more are injured in these accidents each year within the state. In 2020, it was reported that approximately 145 pedestrians were hit and killed in fatal pedestrian accidents within the state. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident that is not your fault, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Moving forward after a pedestrian crash is not an easy thing to do entirely on your own. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you may be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own such as the following:
- What evidence do you need to prove that another party is to blame for your accident?
- What deadlines will you need to meet when it comes to moving forward with a successful claim?
- Will your case be settled or will it make it all the way to trial?
These are questions that you can answer when you speak with a Philadelphia personal injury attorney who can help you every step of the way when it comes to your claim.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here for you after you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. Pedestrian accidents tend to lead to some of the most severe accidents, leaving you and your family in a difficult position. Our attorneys are here to help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for an array of aspects such as medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. You should never have to stand alone after a pedestrian accident. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 731-9900 to find out what we can do for you.
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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.