Philadelphia, PA (October 7, 2023) – Philadelphia police are asking for the public’s help locating a vehicle connected to a deadly hit-and-run on Friday.
The crash happened at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Frankford Avenue and East Ontario Street. Officers say a Silver Nissan was traveling southbound on Frankford Avenue when it struck a 57-year-old pedestrian who was walking across the intersection.
The driver of the Nissan fled the scene going southbound down Frankford Avenue, according to police.
The victim was transported to Temple University Hospital, where he later died.
News footage of the suspect vehicle showed that the car had a damaged windshield. Investigators believe the car is either a Silver Nissan Maxima or Altima.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Crash Investigation Division. An investigation remains active in the interim.
Our sincere condolences are with the deceased victim’s loved ones.
Pedestrian Accidents in Philadelphia
Regretfully, annual figures for Pennsylvania indicate a rise in the number and severity of pedestrian accidents. In 2016, there were fewer deaths on American roadways, but there were more accidents overall. Moreover, fatalities from head-on crashes and inattentive driving have increased over the last ten years, whereas deaths from signalized intersections have increased over the previous twenty years. Over the last 20 years, the 65 to 74 age range has ranked third in automobile fatalities and second in pedestrian deaths in Pennsylvania and beyond.
In addition, within the last ten years, there has been a sharp increase in pedestrian fatalities across the country. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, there will be a 54% rise in pedestrian fatalities and a 13% increase in traffic deaths between 2010 and 2020.
While incidents involving pedestrians may occur everywhere, parking lots, sidewalks, and roads provide a heightened danger. The necessity to educate victims about their legal rights and remedies is underscored by the increasing number of pedestrian accidents in our state.
The attorneys at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury are here to help anyone who has been injured without any fault of their own. Our firm will support you at every stage if you seek compensation after suffering an injury inside the Commonwealth.
We are aware of the challenges that might arise in recovering from such an incident, which is why you should contact an Abington pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible. At Spear Greenfield, personal injury lawyer Rand Spear and his associates will put forth endless effort on your behalf both within and outside of court. Please get in touch with us as soon as possible to arrange for your first free consultation.
We guarantee that throughout the whole claim filing process, we will be by your side. In the event that an accident claims the life of you or a loved one, our Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyers are prepared to assist. Call (215) 600-0681 if you want assistance immediately. We’re skilled at presenting a compelling argument on your behalf, and we’ll go above and beyond to protect your rights.
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, and 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.
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