Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Pedestrian Crash at 56th St and Vine StLaw Pa
Philadelphia, PA (July 18, 2020) – Around 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning, a woman was killed in a pedestrian crash in Philadelphia.
Police confirmed that an unidentified 37-year-old woman was starting to cross the intersection of 56th Street and Vine Street in Philadelphia at the same time that a SEPTA bus was approaching the area.
The bus was traveling north on 56th Street as the woman started to cross. The bus struck the woman forcefully, as the driver allegedly did not see her.
The woman was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Numerous emergency responders were present at the scene of the crash.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
There are many risks to those who share the roads with motor vehicles and various other modes of transportation as they walk on foot. In the first six months of 2018, it was reported that approximately 90 pedestrians were killed in horrific accidents in the state of Pennsylvania. Because pedestrians are offered no protections on our roads, they are some of the most vulnerable parties and are prone to catastrophic results in the event of an accident. Pedestrians are also more likely to lose their lives than any other party on our roads when an accident occurs due to the fact that they are so vulnerable.
Losing a loved one is a difficult aspect for anyone to face. Pedestrian accidents tend to happen unexpectedly when drivers are not paying close attention to these parties who share the roads with us. No amount of money can bring a loved one back but having an attorney on your side who can help you receive compensation can restore some normalcy to your life as you attempt to get back on your feet. With the help of a Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney, you can receive compensation to cover many aspects like funeral costs, pain and suffering, lost income, and more. This can help you financially as you grieve the loss of a loved one taken too soon.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our Pennsylvania accident attorneys have dedicated ourselves to helping families who have suffered these devastating losses in an accident. We understand that these accidents can be incredibly overwhelming both financially and emotionally. Luckily, you have many options as you work to bring a claim against a party who has caused you harm. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 so that you can get started on your claim immediately.
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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.