Philadelphia, PA – Pedestrian Accident at Broad St and Susquehanna AveLaw Pa
Philadelphia, PA (July 20, 2020) – Early this morning around 5 a.m., a pedestrian accident took place at an intersection in Philadelphia.
The accident, according to police, took place at the intersection of Broad Street and Susquehanna Avenue. A pregnant woman was struck and critically injured.
Police have not yet confirmed the exact circumstances of the accident but believe that two cars were racing when one of the vehicles lost control. The vehicle drove up onto the sidewalk where it struck the pregnant woman.
There were two minors in one of the vehicles who were also injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Both of the drivers involved in the racing accident were minors who did not have their licenses. They were arrested on DUI and other related charges.
No further details have been released but the investigation is currently ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads due to the fact that they involve such vulnerable victims. Pennsylvania sees many pedestrian accidents each year, with hundreds of victims losing their lives due to these accidents. In the first six months of 2018, approximately 90 pedestrians were killed in the state of Pennsylvania and many more lives were taken for the remainder of the year. Losing a loved one in one of these accidents can be unexpected and traumatic for a family. Pedestrians are most likely to lose their lives and leave families feeling helpless as they wonder how they will get through these stressful times.
Losing somebody close to you can have a huge and lasting impact on your life and is not something that should be taken lightly. No amount of money can bring back a loved one but this does not mean that you should not act after you have lost someone close to you. If you have suffered devastating losses in a fatal accident, it is important that you start working with a Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney who has handled claims involving pedestrians in the past. An attorney can help you get back on your feet financially as you grieve your losses.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our Pennsylvania accident attorneys are fully dedicated to helping families through one of the most difficult times in their lives. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling and hope that our help will put you back on your feet when you need it the most. You may discover that you are eligible for a wide array of damages including medical expenses, lost wages, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and many other aspects. You have many rights and options under the law and should not have to face the aftermath of a loved one’s death on your own. Please contact an accident attorney in Pennsylvania to find out how we can assist you at (215) 731-9900.
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