Elizabeth, PA (September 11, 2023) – Police are looking for witnesses to a hit-and-run collision that left a man in a coma on Friday around 6:30 p.m.
The accident occurred on Sixth Street and Robinson Avenue in Elizabeth. A black SUV resembling a Buick failed to stop entirely at a stop sign, and at the same time, a father and his daughter rode a toy electric scooter through the junction.
The man and his daughter initially reported minor injuries, but after he began suffering headaches over the weekend, he went to the hospital. He remains in serious condition and reportedly suffered a brain bleed.
Police are treating this as a hit-and-run even though the motorist stopped and waited for six minutes after the man and his daughter walked away.
The motorist is suspected to be a woman in her sixties. The investigation is ongoing in the interim.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their loved ones.
Pedestrian Crashes in Pennsylvania
Tragically, Pennsylvania’s yearly data on pedestrian accidents show a consistent rise in severity. While total roadway deaths in America decreased in 2016, several accident types went up. There was a 20-year increase in the number of fatalities at signalized intersections and a 10-year increase in the number of fatalities due to inattentive driving and head-on crashes. In the last 20 years, those aged 65 to 74 have been involved in the second-highest number of pedestrian fatalities and the third-highest number of driving fatalities.
Additionally, during the last ten years, there has been a significant rise in pedestrian fatalities throughout the country. According to preliminary data from the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of traffic fatalities will rise by 13% between 2010 and 2020, while the number of pedestrian fatalities will rise by 54% during the same time.
Pedestrian accidents often occur on sidewalks, crosswalks, and parking lots, although theoretically, they might occur everywhere. Given the high frequency of pedestrian accidents in our state, persons who sustain severe injuries in an accident should be informed of their legal rights.
If you have suffered damages as a result of an accident that was not your fault, the legal team at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys is here to help you get back on your feet. Our business will be at your side every step of the way if you’ve been harmed in the Commonwealth and want to submit a claim for compensation.
We are aware of how hard it is to heal after a pedestrian accident. In and out of court, Rand Spear and the other personal injury lawyers at Spear Greenfield will fight tenaciously for you. Please get in touch with us as soon as possible to set up your first free consultation.
Throughout the claims process, you can rely on us to be there for you at every turn. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in an accident in Pennsylvania, please call our pedestrian accident lawyers at (215) 600-0681. We are skilled at building compelling cases and will take whatever necessary steps to protect your interests.
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