Upper Darby, PA – Toddler Loses Life in Pedestrian Crash on Springton Rd
Upper Darby, PA (August 24, 2023) – A pedestrian accident reported in Upper Darby on Tuesday morning claimed the life of a toddler.
At around 9:30 a.m. on August 22, the Upper Darby police and firefighters were called to the scene of an accident on Springton Road.
Although specific details surrounding the accident are unknown, a 1-year-old child was struck by a vehicle. The child was severely injured as a result of the crash. The victim was rushed to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for emergency care. However, the young child passed away as a result of their injuries.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
Our sympathies are with the family of the young child who lost their life in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
Statistics from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania indicate that between 2012 and 2020, more than 1400 pedestrians died as a result of automobile accidents. As a result, the state ranked ninth among the deadliest states for pedestrians in the country.
Pedestrian accidents are more likely to result in fatal injuries. These victims have no protection during crashes. They lack any steel frames to protect them that motorists are provided while inside vehicles. Pedestrians often suffer severe head trauma and other injuries that ultimately take their lives. Unfortunately, a significant number of fatal pedestrian accidents that we see statewide involve some form of negligence. Speeding motorists, drivers who fail, and drivers who are distracted are among some of the leading causes. No matter what act of negligence claimed the life of your loved one, accepting the death is never an easy thing to do.
Dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one as a result of another person’s negligence can be incredibly challenging for families. Our lawyers understand the overwhelming difficulties that your family faces as you try to deal with the mental, emotional, and financial impacts. For this reason, we encourage you to reach out to our wrongful death lawyers in Upper Darby as soon as possible.
After enduring the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another driver, your family may be able to obtain compensation to help cover some of the expenses you face. Our lawyers can help you recover the compensation you need for funeral costs, burial fees, lost earning capacity, and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages you face while moving forward.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we understand the grief and heartache that comes with losing a loved one due to someone else’s mistake or negligence. Our experienced lawyers are here to help you get the justice that your family deserves by protecting your rights every step of the way.
Call our Pennsylvania personal injury law firm today at (215) 731-9900 for a free consultation that can provide valuable insight into how our team can help you get justice. Get started now on finding closure in this difficult time by reaching out to us today.