Thorndale, PA – Man Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Crash at Municipal Rd GiantPa Accident News
Thorndale, PA (October 12, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place in a parking lot in Thorndale on Wednesday afternoon, October 12.
According to Thorndale Police, the accident happened around 2:30 p.m. at the Giant supermarket on Municipal Road. Police confirmed that an elderly man was walking through the parking lot when he was suddenly struck by a silver Dodge minivan near the area of the local Wells Fargo Bank. The victim was pulled along under the vehicle until it quickly came to a stop.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were called to the scene to help those in need. Firefighters attempted to pull the adult male pedestrian out from under the vehicle. They performed life-saving measures but were unable to save him. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries.
Due to the severity of the accident, a portion of the parking lot was blocked off entirely until 5 p.m.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. Police will update with new information as it is available.
We offer our warmest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of the victim who lost his life in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pedestrian accidents are the most severe accidents on our roads in Pennsylvania. This is due to the fact that they involve parties who have no protection from harm in the event of an accident involving any type of vehicle. Hundreds of lives are lost as a result of fatal pedestrian accidents every year in Pennsylvania. In just 2021, it was reported that 182 pedestrians were killed in Pennsylvania accidents. This means that pedestrian fatalities accounted for 15% of fatalities throughout the state that same year. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Facing the loss of a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident is never an easy thing to do. No amount of money is able to bring back a loved one whose life was taken prematurely in an accident. However, it can help you move forward financially as you are grieving the immense loss of your loved one. Dealing with the stressful aftermath of a wrongful death is not an easy task. There are many parties who may be eligible to bring a wrongful death claim, including the following:
- Spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
If you have lost someone you love in a fatal collision, you should speak with a Thorndale wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys will aggressively fight to protect the rights of your family after you have lost someone you love in an accident. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the event of a fatal collision. We are here for you every step of the way. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Thorndale at (215) 731-9900 for more information on your available options.
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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.