Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident on W Sedgley Ave

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January 10, 2022

Philadelphia, PA (January 10, 2022) – At 7:39 p.m. on the evening of Sunday, January 9, a fatal pedestrian accident occurred in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia officials confirmed that the crash happened at 400 West Sedgley Avenue. An adult female pedestrian was walking in the area when the pedestrian started to cross the street. Suddenly, she was struck by a maroon Subaru that was traveling in the area. The driver of the passenger vehicle remained at the scene.

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead due to traumatic injuries. It is not believed that anyone else was hurt in the accident.

Due to the severity of the accident, a portion of the roadway was blocked for an extended period of time.

No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of 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 

Pedestrians are known for being the most vulnerable parties on our roads who are prone to extensive harm in the event of an accident. Hundreds of pedestrians are killed in fatal accidents every year within the state. In 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 145 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents in Pennsylvania. Pedestrian accidents can typically be prevented but continue to take place when drivers are not paying close attention to what is happening around them. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. As a family member who has sustained these immense losses, you may wonder where you can turn. It is crucial that you have the help of a skilled attorney on your side.

Moving forward after a pedestrian accident is not always easy to face, especially if you have lost somebody close to you in an accident. This is why you should have the skilled help of a Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyer on your side. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. It is not always easy to prove that another party is liable for your pedestrian accident, which is why you should have the assistance of a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney on your side in your time of need.

Philadelphia Pedestrian Accident Attorneys 

At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we have compassionately assisted those who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents over the years. We have a vast understanding of the legal process and will stand by your side in your dire time of need. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages after a fatal crash, including the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Therapy costs
  • Pain and suffering

It is never easy to lose somebody close to you but you have options moving forward. Please contact an accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 600-0681 for more information on how we can assist you in your time of need.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources to produce this post including local and state media and news sources, local and state police incident reports, social medial platforms as well as eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Pennsylvania. For that reason, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys as soon as possible so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. A post will be removed upon request. 

Disclaimer: The photos used in this post were not taken at this accident scene. All information contained in this post is informational and not intended to be considered legal or medical advice. This post is not a solicitation for business.