Reading, PA – Toddler Killed in Fatal Car Crash at Centre Ave & Oley St
Reading, PA (November 21, 2022) – Around 10 p.m. on the night of Saturday, November 19, a toddler was killed in a fatal car accident in Reading.
According to local officials, the accident happened at the intersection of Centre Avenue and Oley Street on Saturday night. Police confirmed that 46-year-old Ebrima Jarjusey was traveling westbound in an SUV when the driver was involved in a collision with a southbound SUV being operated by 22-year-old Isaiah Rakiem. Police confirmed that there is no stop sign or traffic light at the intersection for those headed in opposite directions.
Jarjusey was the only occupant inside their vehicle and was hospitalized. The other SUV had a total of seven occupants, including several children. A 1-year-old child, who was hospitalized with severe injuries, was tragically pronounced dead at a local hospital. A 2-year-old was also seriously injured in the accident. Other parties inside the SUV were hurt but their current conditions are not yet known.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for several hours until the scene was fully cleared by police.
No further details have been released but police continue their investigation. They will update with new information as it becomes available.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the toddler whose life was taken in this accident. We also hope that all of the injured parties receive a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Pennsylvania
Car accidents have been increasing on our roads throughout Pennsylvania over recent years. Unfortunately, more people have been losing their lives in these accidents than ever before. In 2019, it was reported that 1,059 people were killed in car accidents within the state. By 2020, this number increased to an astounding 1,129 individuals. Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the loss of a loved one whose life was taken prematurely in a fatal accident. If you have lost somebody you love in a collision, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
The loss of a loved one can turn your world upside-down when you least expect it. If you have lost someone close to you in a collision, you should be prepared to speak with a Reading car accident attorney who has your best interests in mind. While you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. Facing these immense losses is not easy, which is why you should seek immediate help from a Reading wrongful death attorney.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we are here to assist you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal car accident. Our attorneys have years of experience handling wrongful death claims and will use our resources to help you get back on your feet. You may find that you are eligible for compensation to cover some of the following aspects:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Reading at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can assist 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.