Hatfield Township, PA (July 1, 2023) – A teenager was hit and killed in a pedestrian accident that occurred on Route 309 in Montgomery County on Wednesday evening, June 28.
The incident apparently took place on Route 309 at the Colmar railway station in Hatfield Township at around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to township police.
Police say the victim, described only as a male teen, was trying to cross Route 309 when he was struck by a northbound vehicle. The boy was rushed to an area hospital but passed away shortly after his arrival. Neither his identity nor his age was disclosed by authorities.
After the collision, police shut down Route 309 for several hours. The roadway reopened early Thursday morning, but investigators are continuing their inquiry in the meantime.
Officers with the Hatfield Police Department asked any witnesses or those with information about the collision to contact them immediately.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the deceased child’s family.
Pedestrian Deaths Reported in Pennsylvania
The grim statistics on pedestrian accidents in Pennsylvania show that the problem is becoming worse every year. Indeed, since 2019, there has been a 21% rise in the number of pedestrian deaths in Pennsylvania.
Moreover, the number of pedestrian fatalities throughout the country has risen dramatically during the last decade. Preliminary data from the Governors Highway Safety Association shows a 13% increase in traffic-related fatalities between 2010 and 2020, with a 54% rise in pedestrian fatalities over the same time frame.
Accidents involving pedestrians may happen everywhere, including sidewalks, crosswalks, and parking lots. It goes without saying that pedestrians in our state who are seriously injured in vehicle accidents should be familiar with the law and their legal rights.
Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys is ready to assist you in recovering from a tragic incident with the support of their legal team. Our firm will be there for you every step of the way while you pursue a personal injury claim in a court in the Commonwealth.
You know how difficult it is to deal with the aftermath of a pedestrian accident if it has happened to you or a loved one in Pennsylvania. Our skilled personal injury lawyers on Rand Spear’s staff will advocate on your behalf.
Please contact us immediately so we can arrange your first complimentary consultation. You may come in and talk to us about your options at no cost and with no obligation.
You can rely on us to be here for you through this challenging time. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, please call our injury lawyers at (215) 600-0681. We understand how to build a compelling argument and will do everything it takes to win for you.
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 media 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, be sure to get in touch with 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.