Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident at 8th St and Oregon AveLawPaWriter
Philadelphia, PA (November 7, 2020) – Around 5 p.m. on Saturday evening, November 7, a fatal pedestrian accident occurred at an intersection in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Police confirmed that the crash took place at the intersection of 8th Street and Oregon Avenue. A female was walking across the street at the intersection when she was struck by a vehicle traveling through. The striking vehicle immediately fled the scene of the accident. It is not believed that the driver has been found.
The female pedestrian, who has otherwise not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for an extended period of time.
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
Pedestrians lose their lives weekly in the state of Pennsylvania. In 2014, it was estimated that approximately 166 individuals were killed in pedestrian accidents due to the negligence of others. Drivers are expected to constantly abide by the rules of the road so that pedestrian accidents can be prevented. If you have lost somebody you love as a result of a pedestrian accident, it is essential that you have options moving forward.
Pedestrians lose their lives in accidents due to many different reasons including distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. When a driver flees the scene of an accident, a pedestrian is less likely to receive the instant care they need, which could lead to severe damages. If you have lost somebody you love in an accident, you have options. You may wonder how you can move forward on a financial level as you grieve the loss of somebody close to you. It is imperative that you seek the immediate help of a Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Our Pennsylvania accident attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here for you after you have suffered from devastating losses due to a pedestrian accident. We have a vast understanding of pedestrian accident claims and will help you move forward when you need it the most. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects in your time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Pennsylvania to find out what options are available for you at (215) 731-9900.
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