Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Pedestrian Crash at Broad St & Susquehanna Ave IntersectionPa Accident News
Philadelphia, PA (November 2, 2022) – A pedestrian was tragically killed in a fatal accident that took place at an intersection in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, November 1.
According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened at an unknown time at the intersection of Broad Street and Susquehanna Avenue. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was walking in the area with his bicycle and crossing the street at the intersection. He was suddenly struck by a driver in a 2008 Honda Accord, who stopped and remained at the scene of the accident.
Several responders, including Philadelphia paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. The 61-year-old male pedestrian was traumatically injured in the accident. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to these injuries. Nobody else was hurt in the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for an extended period of time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
No further details have been released at this time. Police continue their investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident.
We offer our warmest thoughts and condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads in the state of Pennsylvania every year. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident when they are struck by a vehicle. Between the years 2012 and 2020, it is estimated that approximately 158 pedestrians on average were killed in fatal accidents in Pennsylvania. On top of this, many others receive injuries each year. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Facing the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident can be a devastating and unexpected event. If you have lost someone close to you, it is normal for you and your family to question where you can turn. As you are grieving, you should not have to worry about how you will afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you. Dealing with a wrongful death claim can surely be stressful. There are many parties who are eligible to bring these claims, including the following:
- Parents of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Spouse of the deceased
- Personal representative of the estate
Speaking with a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected after a fatal pedestrian crash.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys will stand by your side after you have lost a loved one in a fatal collision. We understand how overwhelming a fatal accident can be on both emotional and financial levels. Our attorneys have a vast understanding of Pennsylvania accident laws and will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options are available for you.
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Disclaimer: As well-respected members 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.