Philadelphia, PA – Serious Pedestrian Accident with Injuries on 3rd StLaw Pa
Philadelphia, PA (August 25, 2020) – Philadelphia Police confirmed that a woman was seriously harmed in a pedestrian accident in Philadelphia on Sunday.
According to police, the accident took place around midnight in the northbound lanes of 3rd Street around the area of Packer Avenue. The accident happened while an illegal street race was taking place.
Police were able to confirm that two Dodge Chargers were racing side by side. A white Charger lost control, causing the driver to swerve into a crowd of people and two parked vehicles in the area.
A 45-year-old woman was in the crowd of people watching the race when she was struck by the vehicle. She was transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania by paramedics. She has been listed in critical condition and is expected to have her leg amputated as she recovers.
Police claim that the driver and at least one other passenger got out of the white Charger and fled the scene on foot. The other Charger fled the scene and never returned.
Police have not yet confirmed if they caught the driver responsible for the accident. Their investigation is currently ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents that happen on our roadways each year. In 2018 alone, approximately 260 pedestrians lost their lives in life-altering collisions due to the negligence of others. Drivers are expected to pay close attention to the roads around them to ensure that pedestrians are kept safe from harm at all times. However, this does not always happen and victims are sometimes killed as a result. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident, it is essential that you seek the immediate help of an attorney.
Nobody is ever fully prepared for a phone call saying that a loved one has been killed in an accident. This is the reality for hundreds of families every year in the state of Pennsylvania. Because of this, family members should always have legal help as they navigate the legal system and work toward results. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you should be eligible for various types of compensation so that you can move forward. If you have lost somebody you love and you are unsure about where you can turn, it is crucial that you speak with a compassionate Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney.
Our personal injury attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to assist you after you have lost someone you love due to an accident. The aftermath of a fatal pedestrian accident can be incredibly overwhelming, which is why you should have a resourceful attorney on your side to help you in your time of need. There are options available for you and you do not have to stand alone. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Pennsylvania for the assistance you deserve at (215) 731-9900.
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