Philadelphia, PA – Child Injured in Pedestrian Crash on Keystone StLaw Pa
Philadelphia, PA (August 18, 2020) – On Sunday, August 16, a child was injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian crash in Philadelphia.
According to police, the accident took place at 6600 Keystone Street around 9:30 p.m. The 4-year-old child was getting ice cream with his father at the time, according to the Philadelphia Police Department.
The ice cream truck was parked in the northbound lane of Keystone when a silver vehicle passed the truck, striking the child. The driver did not stop and fled the scene of the accident.
The collision was so severe that the child was sent airborne. He was immediately transported to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition as he recovers.
Police are still searching for the driver who caused the accident.
No further details have been provided but the investigation is currently ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
In 2018 alone, approximately 260 pedestrians were killed in accidents within the state of Pennsylvania. Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads, especially when it comes to children. Children are not always aware of the dangers on our roads and are prone to some of the most horrific trauma in the event of one of these accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you might have questions as you move forward. Pedestrians have many rights under the law, especially because drivers are supposed to always pay close attention and watch out for these vulnerable victims on our roadways.
Nobody ever expects to become involved in a pedestrian accident but they tend to occur in the blink of an eye. Family members have a right to seek compensation on behalf of a child or other family member who has been severely harmed in a pedestrian accident. Many pedestrian victims will be hospitalized as a result of these accidents. This means that medical bills and many other aspects will pile up against a victim as they attempt to get back on their feet. The legal system can be difficult and unforgiving, which is why those in need are urged to speak with a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can help every step of the way.
Our Pennsylvania accident attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to help those in need after serious pedestrian accidents. After a collision, the insurers may start calling and victims will have to meet certain filing deadlines. It can be challenging to work through the barriers of the legal system, especially if you are particularly unfamiliar with Pennsylvania accident laws. Pedestrians have many protections and you have options if you have been suddenly harmed in one of these accidents. We will ensure that you receive the reimbursement you deserve for your losses as you focus solely on your recovery. Please contact a skilled pedestrian accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can assist you in your time of need.
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