Philadelphia, PA – Kafumba Kromah Injured in Pedestrian Accident on I-95
Philadelphia, PA (March 14, 2023) – A pedestrian sustained serious injuries in a pedestrian accident that happened in Philadelphia on Sunday morning, March 12.
According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened on I-95 around the area of mile marker 8.7. Police confirmed that a single-vehicle accident occurred in the area, and a passing motorist in a Mitsubishi Outlander saw it. The driver of the Outlander parked and got out of his vehicle so that he could assist. At the same time, an Audi A6 was traveling in the area and swerved to avoid the wrecked vehicle. In doing so, the Audi slammed into the pedestrian who was attempting to offer help. The pedestrian was knocked all the way to the exit 9 off-ramp.
Several responders, including Philadelphia EMS crews and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has since been identified as 44-year-old Kafumba Kromah, was rushed to Crozer-Chester Medical Center with serious injuries. His current condition is not yet known.
Police later confirmed that the driver of the Audi was driving intoxicated at the time of the accident. The driver, identified as 22-year-old Donovan Stone, was not injured and was arrested for DUI, felony aggravated assault, and more.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We offer our warmest thoughts and sympathies to the pedestrian injured in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania ranks 15th in the entire U.S. when it comes to individuals injured or killed in pedestrian accidents. These accidents have, unfortunately, been happening more commonly than ever before within the state. In 2019, it was reported that 154 pedestrians were killed in fatal Pennsylvania accidents, and many others were seriously injured. If you have been hurt in a life-altering pedestrian accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be a difficult thing to face entirely on your own. This is due to the fact that pedestrian accidents tend to lead to some of the most severe injuries, as pedestrians have no real protection from harm. The injuries that sometimes stem from these accidents include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
These injuries could land you in the hospital or cause you to miss an extended period of time at work. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with a dedicated Philadelphia personal injury attorney as soon as you can.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to assist you and your family after a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. The insurance company might try to do anything that they can to offer you less than you deserve or deny your claim altogether. Luckily, we have handled many claims like yours and will be helpful every step of the way during this complex process. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 731-9900 to find out what we can do to help you.