Philadelphia, PA – Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Grant AvePa Accident News
Philadelphia, PA (August 8, 2022) – A man was struck and killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place on a Philadelphia roadway on Saturday night, August 6.
According to Philadelphia officials, the accident happened late at night on Grant Avenue around the area of Blue Grass Road. Police confirmed that a driver was traveling on Grant Avenue when the driver collided with a pedestrian who was walking in the area. The driver reportedly attempted to slam on their brakes but was unable to do so in time, colliding with the pedestrian and throwing them across several lanes of traffic.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A passerby stopped at the scene and attempted to save the pedestrian’s life, who has since been identified only as a 39-year-old man. They were unable to do so and he was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian has since been identified as a 20-year-old man who was not injured in the accident. Police said no charges have been filed against him as of yet.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time.
No further details have been released at this time. Police continue their investigation into the accident.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads in Pennsylvania. This means that they are incredibly likely to sustain serious injuries or even lose their lives in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania is no stranger to these horrific accidents that take place in the blink of an eye throughout the state. In 2019, over 150 pedestrians lost their lives in Pennsylvania. If you have lost somebody close to you in a pedestrian accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney that you can trust as soon as possible.
The loss of a loved one can take your family by surprise. Losing somebody close to you in an accident can leave you with many questions and alter your life for years to come. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may be left wondering how you are going to afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. This is the unfortunate reality for many families in these stressful situations. After these losses, you should speak with a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys will stand by your side after you have lost somebody you love in a fatal crash. Our attorneys will stand by your side every step of the way as you navigate the Pennsylvania legal system. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of losses, including some of the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
Please do not hesitate to 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 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.