Philadelphia, PA – Pedestrian Hurt in Crash on Washington Ave near S 20th StPa Accident News
Philadelphia, PA (October 2, 2023) – A crash in the Point Breeze neighborhood sent one pedestrian to an area hospital with injuries.
The accident took place on Saturday evening, September 30.
According to official reports, a pedestrian, identified as an adult male, was struck by a vehicle in the 2000 block of Washington Avenue. At the time of the accident, the pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway near South 20th Street.
After being struck by the vehicle, which police believed to have been an Infiniti, the pedestrian landed on top of the second vehicle. Both of the involved vehicles then fled the scene.
The pedestrian was severely injured as a result of the crash. The victim was transported to Jefferson Hospital, where they were admitted with severe head trauma. The victim remains in critical condition.
At this time, the Philadelphia Police Department is investigating.
We hope the pedestrian is able to recover quickly.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents leave thousands of people injured in Pennsylvania each year. Unfortunately, there are far too many instances where innocent people are hurt as a result of negligent drivers. We see many pedestrian accidents take place as a result of drivers who run red lights, past stop signs, or fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks.
Unfortunately, the vulnerability of pedestrians means that they are more likely to suffer severe injuries as a result of collisions. Following accidents, it is common for pedestrians to suffer traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal organ injuries, and even the loss of limbs.
Any type of severe injury can have an overwhelming impact on the life of the victim. Regrettably, we see countless people forced into area hospitals, where they must remain for several days or even weeks after their accidents. Victims are then required to spend months out of work to recover.
Dealing with the physical, emotional, and financial consequences of crashes can be incredibly difficult. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, pedestrians may have legal options available to help them move forward. Consulting with a Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyer can help determine your legal options for recovering financial compensation to help alleviate some of the stress and financial burdens you face during this difficult time.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our team of skilled personal injury lawyers is dedicated to fighting for justice and advocating for the rights of those who have been injured in accidents. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that a personal injury can take on an individual and their loved ones. That’s why we are committed to providing top-quality legal services and obtaining the best possible outcome for your case. If you have been harmed in a pedestrian collision, contact our Philadelphia personal injury law firm by calling (215) 731-9900 so we can begin working towards getting you the compensation and closure you deserve. Let us be your trusted partner during this difficult time and fight for what you deserve.