Philadelphia, PA – Pedestrian Killed in Crash on Castor Ave near Aramingo AvePa Accident News
Philadelphia, PA (August 23, 2023) – Two speeding vehicles were involved in an accident that claimed the life of a male pedestrian early Tuesday morning in the Port Richmond neighborhood.
Just after 12:00 a.m. on August 22, the Philadelphia Police Department was dispatched to the scene of an accident on Castor Avenue.
Reports show that a blue Dodge charger and a white Dodge Charger were both traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Castor Avenue and Aramingo Avenue.
At the same time, an adult male pedestrian was attempting to cross Castor Avenue. The blue Dodge struck the pedestrian, launching the victim out of his shoes and throwing him across the roadway.
The pedestrian suffered severe injuries due to the crash and ultimately was pronounced deceased at the scene at approximately 1225 a.m.
The involved vehicles fled the scene of the crash. A short time after the incident, the police in Pennsauken, New Jersey, pulled over the driver of the blue charger. The driver, who was identified as Joseph Vannauker, was taken into police custody.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
Our sympathies are with the family of the pedestrian who died in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Automobile accidents in Pennsylvania take the lives of more than 1100 annually. When pedestrians, they are more likely to suffer severe and fatal injuries. Unfortunately, many of these accidents take place due to negligence. Common causes of fatal pedestrian crashes that we see here in Pennsylvania include:
- Impaired Driving: Drivers operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs have impaired judgment and reduced reaction times, making them more likely to hit pedestrians.
- Failure to Yield: Drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at crosswalks or intersections are a significant cause of fatal pedestrian accidents.
- Speeding: Excessive speed reduces a driver’s ability to react to unexpected situations, making it more likely for them to collide with pedestrians who are crossing the road.
Unfortunately, innocent people continue to lose their lives daily as a result of drivers who are not careful and considerate. If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal pedestrian accident, your family may be able to take legal action. You should seek guidance from a Philadelphia wrongful death lawyer immediately.
Losing a loved one in an accident is a difficult and overwhelming experience. At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we understand the pain and suffering you are going through and want to help you get the justice that you deserve. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help protect your rights during this trying time so that you can receive medical expenses, lost wages, funeral costs, and more for your loved one’s death. If you have any questions or need legal advice, do not hesitate to contact us today at (215) 731-9900. Our lawyers can meet with your family for a free consultation at your earliest convenience to discuss the options that are available to help your family get justice. Do not wait. Call now to get started.