Philadelphia, PA – Man Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Aramingo Ave
Philadelphia, PA (November 30, 2022) – Around 9 p.m. on Saturday night, November 26, a man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Philadelphia, and several others were injured.
According to Philadelphia officials, the accident happened at the intersection of Aramingo Avenue and Castor Avenue. Police were in pursuit of a Cadillac Escalade that was reported stolen in the area. The driver inside the Cadillac was eluding police when he suddenly slammed into two vehicles and struck a man in a wheelchair who was allegedly crossing the street at the time. The four people inside the vehicle then got out and fled the scene on foot.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene. The 38-year-old pedestrian inside the wheelchair was taken to a local hospital but was tragically pronounced dead while there. A 27-year-old woman and an 11-year-old child were inside one of the vehicles that were struck and sustained injuries. They are expected to receive a full recovery.
Police confirmed that one of the suspects involved in the accident was caught. He has since been identified as 19-year-old Efrain Rosario, who has been charged with two gun-related offenses. The other suspects are still on the run, according to recent police reports.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident. We also hope that the injured victims receive a speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most catastrophic accidents that occur on our roads every year in Pennsylvania. Between the years 2012 and 2020, it was reported that 158 pedestrians were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents throughout the state on average. Pedestrians are likely to become seriously injured or even killed in the event of an accident. Losing somebody close to you in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in many ways, leaving you feeling alone and confused. Speaking with an attorney can help you and your family get back on your feet during these difficult times.
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be a difficult thing to face on your own, which is why you should always have legal help on your side. Wrongful death claims, especially, are incredibly complex in nature and could leave you with a wide array of questions. There are many parties who could be successful in bringing a wrongful death claim, such as the following:
- Spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
If you have lost someone you love in a collision, you should speak with a skilled Philadelphia wrongful death attorney that you can rely on.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents. No matter the circumstances leading up to the accident, we are here for you and your family in your time of need. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can help 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.