Philadelphia, PA – DUI Pedestrian Accident at Spring Garden Ave IntersectionLaw Pa
Philadelphia, PA (July 4, 2020) – Around 4 a.m. this morning, a DUI pedestrian accident took place at an intersection in Philadelphia.
Police confirmed that the accident took place at the intersection of 5th Street and Spring Garden Avenue when a man driving under the influence lost control of his vehicle.
The driver of a Jeep Cherokee was traveling eastbound on Spring Garden when they struck an Acura as it was crossing the intersection. The Acura then went into the center median where it struck a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, identified as a man in his 50s, was taken to Jefferson University Hospital but succumbed to his injuries there. A male passenger in the Acura was also hospitalized and died due to his injuries.
The driver of the Acura sustained injuries but is expected to make a full recovery. The 27-year-old male driver of the Jeep was taken to Temple University Hospital and was treated. He was then arrested for DUI.
At this time, police continue their investigation into the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents so commonly lead to catastrophic and even fatal results in victims. In the years 2003 to 2012, over 4,663 people were killed in drunk driving accidents within the state of Pennsylvania. When a person has lost their life in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of another party, it is imperative that surviving family members speak with a wrongful death attorney immediately.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our personal injury attorneys believe that drivers should be held accountable for their reckless acts. Losing somebody you love in an accident can have an enormous and life-altering impact on your life. If you have suffered losses and believe that another party is to blame, it is essential that you contact an accident attorney in Pennsylvania for assistance at (215) 731-9900.
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