Philadelphia, PA – Shanna Hurdle Killed in Pedestrian Accident at Ogontz AveLaw Pa
Philadelphia, PA (September 29, 2020) – Around 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, a woman was killed in a pedestrian accident at a Philadelphia intersection.
The accident, according to police, took place when 30-year-old Shanna Hurdle was struck at the intersection of Cheltenham Avenue and Ogontz Avenue. She was crossing the street when she was allegedly struck by a white GMC Acadia.
The GMC kept going after striking her, turning onto Upsal Street until it disappeared from sight. Police said that the vehicle will have noticeable front-end damage.
Hurdle was left lying in the street. Police confirmed that she had just gotten back from a family paintball trip and was walking home at the time. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area following the collision.
No further details have been provided but the investigation into 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
Every year, hundreds of victims are killed in pedestrian accidents that take place due to the negligence of others. In 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 260 people were killed as a result of Pennsylvania pedestrian accidents. These accidents take place in the blink of an eye and leave families feeling helpless. Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads who are prone to some of the worst harm. It is important that you seek the immediate help of an accident attorney who has handled claims like these in the past.
Drivers owe a duty of care to those who are at risk for some of the most catastrophic harm on our roads. If a driver fails to abide by these rules and an accident results, they could be held fully liable for the harm that they have caused. This is especially true when a driver has been injured by a hit-and-run driver who was not paying attention to the roads around them and did not stop to check on the involved pedestrian. If you have suffered losses due to one of these accidents, it is essential that you seek the help of a wrongful death attorney in your time of need. See our proven track record of success representing families who have suffered losses due to a Pennsylvania accident at https://www.law-pa.com/settlements-verdicts/.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our accident attorneys in Pennsylvania are here to help you after you have lost a loved one due to a pedestrian accident. We understand that nothing is as overwhelming as a pedestrian accident that has taken the life of a loved one. If you have lost somebody close to you and you wonder where you should turn, we want you to know that you have a wide array of options. Our attorneys are here by your side. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney that you can trust with your accident claim at (215) 731-9900.
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