Philadelphia, PA – Savoun So Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Oregon Ave
Philadelphia, PA (January 24, 2023) – A woman was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place in Philadelphia around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, January 22.
According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened at the intersection of Oregon Avenue and 6th Street. Police confirmed that a pedestrian was walking in the area when she started to cross the road at the intersection. She was suddenly struck by a driver in a silver SUV. The driver of the SUV immediately fled the scene of the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has since been identified as 43-year-old Savoun So, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident due to severe injuries. Police confirmed that she was only a block away from her home when the accident occurred.
A large portion of the roadway was blocked in the area following the crash. Police did not confirm if they found the responsible driver.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrians have no protection on our roads, which means that they are likely to become seriously injured or killed in the event of an accident. Hundreds of pedestrians are killed in fatal accidents every year in the state of Pennsylvania, some of which involve hit-and-run drivers. Between the years 2012 and 2020, it was reported that approximately 158 pedestrians were killed on average in the state of Pennsylvania. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Getting back on your feet after the loss of a loved one is a difficult thing to endure. You and your family may question where you can turn after you have lost someone you love in an accident. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should not have to deal with the stressful aspects of a pedestrian accident entirely on your own, especially if you are also handling a wrongful death claim at the same time. It is crucial that you speak with a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident. We understand how overwhelming a pedestrian accident can be on both emotional and financial levels when it has ended in a sudden fatality. Our attorneys will assist you every step of the way as you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects, which include the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
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.
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Disclaimer: As well-respected members 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.