Philadelphia, PA – Darlene Gaston Killed in Pedestrian Accident on 49th StPa Accident News
Philadelphia, PA (March 16, 2023) – A woman was killed in a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident at a Philadelphia intersection on the night of Tuesday, March 14.
According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened around 8:18 p.m. at the intersection of 49th Street and Lancaster Avenue. Police confirmed that a female pedestrian was walking in the area when she started to cross the street. She was suddenly struck by the driver of a white Mitsubishi who was speeding at the time. The pedestrian was then thrown into traffic where she was struck by a second vehicle. The driver of the Mitsubishi crashed after the accident and fled the scene on foot.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene. The pedestrian was tragically pronounced deceased after the accident. She has since been identified as 58-year-old Darlene Gaston. Nobody else sustained injuries in the collision.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for a period of time after the accident.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision continues.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents, unfortunately, are commonplace in Pennsylvania every year. Hundreds of lives are taken due to these accidents every year. In 2019, it was reported that approximately 154 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents in Pennsylvania. By 2021, these numbers rose to 186 lives taken in fatal pedestrian accidents. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal pedestrian accident, you may be feeling alone and confused. This is totally normal for families to feel, especially after a stressful and devastating collision. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
The loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident can leave you feeling both helpless and alone. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you are supposed to pay the many bills that continue to pile up against you. Facing either a pedestrian accident claim or a wrongful death claim can be a complex ordeal. There are several parties who can successfully bring one of these claims, such as the following:
- Parents of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Spouse of the deceased
If you have lost someone close to you in one of these accidents, you should speak with a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident. We understand how overwhelming a fatal collision can be and offer our help and resources to you during these difficult times. We will assist you as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. You should never have to face a wrongful death claim on your own. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can assist you.