Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash on Buist Ave
Philadelphia, PA (February 13, 2023) – Around 1:30 a.m. on the morning of Monday, February 13, a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash happened in Philadelphia.
According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened at 6400 Buist Avenue. Police confirmed that a driver was traveling in the area in a 2019 Kia when they suddenly struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street in a crosswalk. The driver of the vehicle did not stop at the scene and kept driving. Later, police discovered the responsible vehicle on Harley Avenue, partially burned. Pieces of the vehicle were left all over the crime scene, which police collected.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Philadelphia responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has only been identified as a 32-year-old local man, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Nobody else was injured in the collision.
A large portion of the roadway was blocked in the area of the accident. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible so traffic could resume as normal.
The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident continues. Police will continue to update with more information as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads in the state of Pennsylvania. This is why drivers are always supposed to pay close attention to the roads so that pedestrians can be protected from harm. Hundreds of lives are lost in fatal pedestrian accidents every year in Pennsylvania. Between 2012 and 2020, an average of 158 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents in Pennsylvania. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you and your family seek the help of an accident attorney who has handled these claims in the past.
Losing somebody close to you in a pedestrian accident can be a difficult thing to face. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that continue piling up against you. Bringing a wrongful death claim is not always an easy thing to face. You may be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. This is why you should seek the immediate help of a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys believe that you have many rights and options under Pennsylvania law when it comes to your wrongful death claim. We believe in helping you obtain the compensation that you deserve after a fatal pedestrian accident, which include some of the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost income and future lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
We are here to help you every step of the way when it comes to your claim. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options are available 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.