Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Frankford AveLawPaWriter
Philadelphia, PA (April 4, 2021) – On Saturday morning, April 3, a fatal pedestrian accident occurred on a roadway in Philadelphia.
According to Philadelphia police, the accident happened on Frankford Avenue around the area of Margaret Street. A male pedestrian was walking alongside the road in the area when he was suddenly struck by a SEPTA bus.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The victim was pronounced deceased as a result of traumatic injuries.
The driver of the bus remained at the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Because pedestrians have no protection from harm, they are more likely to lose their lives in the event of an accident than any other party. Every year, hundreds of victims are killed as a result of Pennsylvania pedestrian accidents. In 2014 alone, it was determined that approximately 166 pedestrians lost their lives in these accidents across the state. If you have lost somebody close to you in a collision, it is imperative that you seek the help of an accident attorney who has handled these types of claims in the past.
No amount of money can bring back a loved one whose life has been lost in a fatal pedestrian accident. However, financial compensation can help you in a variety of ways as you attempt to get back on your feet. Many family members wonder where they can turn after losing somebody close to them in a fatal crash. As you grieve your losses, you may be concerned about the bills that continue to pile up against you. It is crucial that you speak with a dedicated and knowledgeable Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Our Pennsylvania accident attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson have compassionately assisted those injured in pedestrian accidents or who have lost loved ones over the years. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after an accident and offer our support when you need it the most. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation to cover aspects like medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and so much more. If you have been hurt in a collision, you should never stand alone. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 for more information.
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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.