Philadelphia, PA – Roberto Velez Killed in Pedestrian Accident on N Second St

Philadelphia, PA – Roberto Velez Killed in Pedestrian Accident on N Second St

Philadelphia, PA (March 5, 2021) – Around 11:10 p.m. on Wednesday night, March 3, a man was killed in a pedestrian accident in Philadelphia.

According to police, the accident happened at 3300 North Second Street when a 60-year-old pedestrian was walking across the street. He was suddenly struck by a GMC Yukon or Denali that fled the scene of the crash. The vehicle likely has damage to the front end.

The pedestrian, identified as Roberto Velez, was struck so forcefully that his shoes fell off and he was dragged down the street. The driver immediately fled without stopping.

Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. Velez was pronounced dead by emergency crews.

The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania 

3/5 Philadelphia, PA – Roberto Velez Killed in Pedestrian Accident on N Second St Pedestrian accidents are some of the most horrific accidents that occur on Pennsylvania roads every year. In just one year’s time, hundreds of victims are killed and thousands more are injured in these horrific accidents due to the negligence of others. Because pedestrians have no protection from harm, they are more likely to lose their lives in the event of an accident than many other parties on our roads. If you have lost somebody you love in a pedestrian accident, it is important that you seek the immediate help of an accident attorney in your time of need.

Families who have lost someone closest to them in an accident might be left feeling lost and confused. No amount of money can bring back a loved one but it can lessen the financial stress that you are feeling during these challenging times. As you grieve the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to keep up with the bills that pile up against you. It is essential that you quickly speak with a skilled Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.

Our Pennsylvania accident attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to help you after you have lost someone close to you in an accident. We understand how difficult it can be to move forward during these complex times and offer our help to you when you need it the most. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects when you need it the most. Our attorneys are here for you to navigate the legal system. Please contact an accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 to find out what we can do for you.

Note: Independent sources were used to create this post including news stories, witness statements, social media posts, and first-hand accounts about the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident that are represented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you find incorrect information or would like the post to be removed, please contact us immediately.  We will correct the inaccurate information or will remove the post completely.

Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the community, we at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who drives on our roads and highways. We are always saddened by these accidents but hope that, through awareness members of our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.