Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident on N Mascher St

Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident on N Mascher St

Philadelphia, PA (April 26, 2023) – Around 2 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, April 23, a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident took place in Philadelphia.

According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened at 5600 North Mascher Street. Police confirmed that a vehicle was traveling south in the Olney neighborhood when it collided with a pedestrian who was standing outside of their vehicle. The driver of the vehicle immediately fled the scene without stopping.

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has since been identified as a 47-year-old man, was rushed to Einstein Medical Center with severe trauma. He was tragically pronounced deceased while there. Nobody else was injured in the accident.

The area was blocked off for an extended period of time following the accident.

Police did not yet identify the driver but said that the driver was in either a white or a silver BMW SUV. The investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.

We want to take a moment to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident.

Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania 

4/26 Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident on N Mascher StPedestrian accidents are known for being the most severe and catastrophic accidents that take place on our roads in the state of Pennsylvania. These accidents are so commonly life-altering and even deadly due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. In 2019, statistics showed that approximately 154 pedestrians were killed in accidents in Pennsylvania, and many others were seriously injured. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in many ways. Family members are urged to seek immediate help from an attorney soon after a fatal accident.

Nobody is ever prepared to face the loss of a loved one whose life was lost in a fatal pedestrian crash. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you are ever going to afford to pay the many bills that pile up against you. You should not have to deal with the many stresses of a fatal pedestrian accident entirely on your own. If you have lost someone close to you in a fatal pedestrian accident, speaking with a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney is in your best interests.

Our skilled and compassionate attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here for you after you have sustained the immense loss of a loved one in Pennsylvania. Our attorneys have handled many wrongful death claims in the past and know how complex they can be. Our attorneys will assist you as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages, which include the following:

  • Medical expenses your loved one sustained before their passing
  • Lost income and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium and companionship
  • Therapy costs
  • Funeral and burial costs

Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 731-9900 for more information on how we can assist you in your time of need.

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