Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident in NB Lanes of I-95Law Pa
Philadelphia, PA (August 19, 2020) – Around 6 a.m. this morning, one person was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Philadelphia.
According to authorities, the collision took place early this morning in the northbound lanes of I-95 around the area of Cottman Avenue. Officials with the Pennsylvania State Police confirmed that the unidentified male pedestrian entered the highway to cross from Cottman Avenue. He was suddenly struck by a vehicle traveling through the area.
The pedestrian was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the collision by police. The driver of the vehicle that struck him stayed at the scene and has been cooperating with the police.
Two northbound lanes of traffic were closed down for a period of time following the collision.
The investigation into the circumstances of 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 are harmed every single year in accidents in Pennsylvania. In 2018, it was reported that approximately 260 pedestrians were killed in severe accidents due to the negligence of drivers. Because drivers are supposed to always pay close attention to the roads around them, these accidents should not be happening on the extensive levels that they are. If you have lost somebody close to you in a pedestrian accident and you believe that it was not your loved one’s fault, it is essential that you seek immediate help from an accident attorney.
Nobody ever prepares to lose somebody they love in an accident. However, this is the reality for hundreds of families who have to say goodbye to a loved one due to a pedestrian accident each year in Pennsylvania. On top of the emotional stress that grieving the loss of a loved one can cause, it can also be extremely stressful to deal with the financial aspects involved in an accident. You may find that you are eligible for a variety of aspects to help you through these chaotic times including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, funeral costs, and so much more. Our Pennsylvania wrongful death attorneys are here to assist you in your time of need.
Our personal injury attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are dedicated to handling your wrongful death claim from start to finish. We understand how overwhelmed it can be to handle the loss of a loved one while you are also struggling to come to terms with the accident on a financial level. The legal system can be difficult and complex, which might make you feel as if there are no options available for you. Because we care about the outcome of your claim, we will stand by your side every step of the way. Please contact an accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can help in your time of need.
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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.