Philadelphia, PA – Guillermo Ceballo Injured in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash on Frankford AvePa Accident News
Philadelphia, PA (January 25, 2023) – A pedestrian was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident that took place in Philadelphia on the evening of Tuesday, January 24.
According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened around 7:20 p.m. at 7000 Frankford Avenue. Police confirmed that a male pedestrian was getting out of his vehicle in the area when a driver in a dark SUV sped through the area, striking him. The driver of the vehicle then continued onward without stopping.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has since been identified as 53-year-old Guillermo Ceballo, was rushed to a local hospital and is currently in critical condition. He remains in a coma at this time.
Police confirmed that the driver’s vehicle had damage to the passenger’s side and could be missing a mirror. They blocked off a large portion of the road following the accident.
It is not known if the driver was found at this time. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to the pedestrian injured in this accident with hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads throughout the entirety of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has high rates of pedestrian-related accidents and injuries every year. On top of this, many lives are lost in these accidents, especially in our large cities like Philadelphia. Between 2012 and 2020, it was reported that an average of 158 pedestrians were killed every year in Pennsylvania pedestrian accidents. Thousands of individuals are also hospitalized with serious injuries stemming from these accidents each year. If you have been hurt in a life-altering pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Moving forward after a pedestrian accident can be especially difficult if you have sustained serious injuries. Some of these injuries include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
The injuries that a pedestrian sustains in an accident can sometimes be so severe that they land them in the hospital for days, weeks, or even months at a time. On top of this, it can be difficult or even impossible to return to work. Because of this, an injured victim should seek the immediate help of a Philadelphia personal injury attorney.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys are here for you after a serious pedestrian accident. We believe that you have many rights and options under Pennsylvania law and will stand by your side. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing you with resources that you need to be successful in many aspects of your claim. You should not have to face the aftermath of a stressful pedestrian accident claim entirely on your own, which is why we are here for you from start to finish. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can help you in your dire time of need.
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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.