Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash on Whitaker Ave

Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash on Whitaker Ave

Philadelphia, PA (October 4, 2020) – Around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 4, a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash took place in Philadelphia.

Police confirmed that a driver was traveling through the area when they struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Whitaker Avenue and East Hunting Park Avenue. The unidentified pedestrian was walking across the intersection when he was struck by the vehicle.

The driver, who did not stop at the scene of the accident, dragged the pedestrian about 500 feet down the street. He was so badly injured that he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Police have not yet found the driver responsible for the accident. However, they said that pieces of the vehicle were found littered all over the scene. Police now believe that the vehicle responsible for the accident is a dark-colored sedan.

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash on Whitaker AvePedestrians are known for being some of the most at-risk parties on our roads due to the fact that they are the most vulnerable parties on our roadways. In 2018, it was reported that approximately 260 people lost their lives in Pennsylvania pedestrian accidents due to the negligence of others. Your life could be forever altered by receiving a phone call that a loved one has been taken from you in a pedestrian accident. It is important that you speak with a skilled pedestrian accident attorney after you have lost somebody close to you due to an accident.

Drivers in Pennsylvania owe a special duty of care to pedestrians, who are known for being some of the most vulnerable parties. When a driver has caused a pedestrian accident that has led to the loss of a loved one, you may be feeling scared and confused. It is imperative that you seek the help of an accident attorney in your time of need. Speaking with a Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney is one of the best decisions that you can make on your path toward justice and compensation.

Our Pennsylvania accident attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to assist you after you have lost somebody close to you in an accident. Nothing is as overwhelming as losing a loved one, which is why you should always have skilled legal help by your side. You may find that you are eligible for compensation to cover aspects like medical expenses, pain and suffering, funeral costs, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options are available for you.

Note: Independent sources were used to create this post including news stories, witness statements, social media posts, and first-hand accounts about the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident that are represented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you find incorrect information or would like the post to be removed, please contact us immediately.  We will correct the inaccurate information or will remove the post completely.

Disclaimer: As a well-respected member 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.