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Galeton, PA – Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident on Bridge St

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January 5, 2022

Galeton, PA (January 4, 2022) – Around 5:15 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, December 29, a serious hit-and-run pedestrian accident took place in Galeton.

Police in Galeton Borough confirmed that the accident happened at 16 Bridge Street across from the local Nittany Minit Mart. A 91-year-old male pedestrian was attempting to cross the street in the area when he was suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle that was traveling through the area. The driver did not stop at the scene.

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene to assist those in need. The male pedestrian suffered a head injury and bruises and was transported to the hospital. He received staples to close his head wound and is recovering at home.

The roadway was blocked in multiple lanes following the collision as police worked to clear the scene. Police did not yet confirm if they found the driver responsible for the accident.

The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. Police will update with more information as it becomes available.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania

Pedestrian-related accidents are on the rise throughout the entire U.S. In just 2017 alone, it was reported that approximately 150 pedestrians were killed and many others were hospitalized with serious injuries in Pennsylvania. Pedestrian fatalities actually account for approximately 16% of motor vehicle fatalities in the entire country. As a pedestrian is crossing the street, the last thing on their mind is the reality that they could be struck by a passenger vehicle. Drivers are expected to pay close attention to the roads around them at all times so that these accidents can be prevented. If you have sustained these immense losses, you should always speak with an attorney that you can trust.

It is important to immediately seek help from a Galeton pedestrian accident lawyer following a pedestrian accident. These accident claims can be entirely complex in nature. The longer that you wait to bring a claim, the more difficult it will become to litigate the claim in the future. Because pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads, they are prone to some of the most severe injuries. These injuries include some of the following:

• Spinal cord injuries
• Traumatic brain injuries
• Organ damage
• Fractures
• Paralysis

You can expect a wide array of damages if you choose to move forward with a claim following a pedestrian accident. It is imperative that you speak with a skilled Galeton personal injury attorney immediately following your collision.

Galeton Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we will stand by your side every step of the way after a Pennsylvania pedestrian accident. Our attorneys have handled many claims in the past and will get to work helping you to gather evidence, contact witnesses, and file any paperwork that you need before special deadlines. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Galeton or call us for more information on your available options.

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.