Philadelphia, PA (February 28, 2019) – Tonight around 9:00 p.m., a woman was seriously injured in a pedestrian crash that took place on the steps of a Philadelphia church near North Broad Street and Allegheny Avenue. At the time, police had been pursuing robbery suspects.
The pursuit started when a vehicle struck another car on North Broad Street and then fled the scene after a robbery. The woman who was struck had been sitting on the steps of the Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Police took three people into custody and one additional suspect is being sought. They also recovered a gun and cash, which they believe was taken at the time of the robbery.
The woman received serious injuries in the accident and was taken to the hospital with leg injuries. At this time, her condition is not known.
We would like to offer our warmest sympathies to the woman who received injuries in this accident, with the hopes that she will receive a full recovery.
In 2013, research showed that over 4,000 pedestrians lost their lives and many more were hospitalized in pedestrian crashes caused by the negligence of others. Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to serious accidents due to the fact that they have very few protections from harm when they are pitted against motor vehicles. Many Pennsylvania pedestrian accidents take place due to the negligence of others and acts like speeding, intoxication, and drunk driving.
At Edelstein, Martin, & Nelson, our attorneys have worked many similar cases and are here for you as you bring your claim against a party who has caused you harm. Pedestrian accidents can come with catastrophic results to those involved, which we know can make you feel overwhelmed as you deal with the financial aspects of your case. Please contact us to find out how we can help in your time of need at 215-731-9900.