Philadelphia, PA – Pedestrian Accident Involving Two Vehicles at N Broad St & Erie AvePa Accident News
Philadelphia, PA (June 19, 2023) – Several people sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident involving a bus stop that took place in North Philadelphia on Sunday night, June 18.
According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened at the intersection of North Broad Street and Erie Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Police confirmed that two vehicles initially collided at the intersection due to one of the vehicles running a red light. This caused one of the vehicles to careen into a nearby bus stop, where it struck two pedestrians who were waiting for a bus.
One of the pedestrians at the SEPTA bus stop was pinned down due to the collision. Several responders, including firefighters and paramedics, were immediately dispatched to the scene. The pedestrian who was pinned down at the scene was seriously injured and taken to the hospital in critical condition. The other pedestrian sustained minor injuries. The drivers of both passenger vehicles, as well as four passengers, were also hurt but are expected to be okay.
Due to the severity of the collision, a portion of the intersection was blocked for some time. Police worked to clear the scene so traffic could resume as normal.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time. Police will update with new information as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest sympathies to those injured in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrians have the freedom of walking anywhere on our roads. Though this is a great mode of transportation that leads to exercise and fresh air, it can also come with dangers on busy Pennsylvania roads. Pennsylvania ranks fairly high on a list of fatal pedestrian accidents and how many individuals lose their lives in these accidents on average each year. Between 2012 to 2020 in Pennsylvania, in fact, approximately 1,426 people lost their lives in fatal pedestrian accidents within the state. If you have been injured in a life-altering pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Your settlement and claim are important to you after a pedestrian accident. However, your healing is the most important thing. While you heal from your physical injuries, you should not have to concern yourself with the many bills that keep piling up against you. Missed work and time in the hospital can have a huge impact on your wallet. Speaking with a skilled and compassionate Philadelphia pedestrian accident attorney can help you move forward in your time of need.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to assist you and your family after your life has been upended by a serious pedestrian accident. We understand the ins and outs of pedestrian accident laws and will stand by your side as you navigate the complex and overwhelming legal system. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages at this time. This can include any of the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
We are here for you in your dire time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 731-9900 to find out what we can do for you.