Philadelphia, PA – Pedestrian Accident at Cottman Ave and Sackett StLaw Pa
Philadelphia, PA (July 25, 2020) – Around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, July 23, a pedestrian accident with injuries occurred in Philadelphia.
According to local authorities, the accident took place at the intersection of Cottman Avenue and Sackett Street. A pedestrian was walking at the intersection when he was suddenly struck by a white and black Ford F-150 truck with racing stripes. The vehicle allegedly had Delaware tags.
The pedestrian was immediately transported to a local hospital with a broken leg and other related injuries. He has since been deemed in stable condition.
The driver of the Ford pickup truck was identified as a bald and clean-shaven black male who fled the scene of the accident. He had a blue security shirt on at the time. Philadelphia Police have been searching for the driver, who was last seen driving east and turning south at Rowland.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrians have many risks on our roadways due to the fact that they have no protection from harm against motor vehicles. Pennsylvania is no stranger to pedestrian accidents, which lead to hundreds of fatalities every single year. In just the first six months of 2018, statistics showed us that approximately 90 pedestrians lost their lives in these horrific accidents and many others were hospitalized as a result. The loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident can have a huge impact on family member’s lives. These accidents are incredibly traumatic and can leave families with a host of questions that they may not be able to answer on their own.
Losing somebody you love in an accident can have a lasting impact on your life. No amount of money will be able to bring back somebody you love but this does not mean that you have to worry about the stressful aftermath of an accident on your own. As you grieve your losses, you may wonder how you will be able to recover for a wide array of financial aspects. It is imperative that you have a legal advocate on your side every step of the way. You should always speak with a wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
For years, our Pennsylvania accident attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson have helped numerous families on their path toward compensation after losing a loved one. We understand that nothing is as overwhelming as an accident that is not your loved one’s fault. You have a right to many aspects like medical expenses that piled up after your loved one spent time in the hospital, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. It is important that you act quickly to retain your rights during this time. Please do not hesitate to contact a Pennsylvania pedestrian accident to find out what options are available for you at this time at (215) 731-9900.
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