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Philadelphia, PA – Driver Crashes Into SEPTA Station, Leaving Two Pedestrians Dead

May 10, 2022

Philadelphia, PA (May 10, 2022) – In the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 10, two pedestrians died in a major car accident at a SEPTA station that took place in Philadelphia.

The driver involved, described only as an adult male, was allegedly traveling at excessive speeds around 2:45 a.m. when he lost control on a curve near the station. His Honda Pilot SUV went through an intersection and jumped the curb before crashing into a SEPTA turnstile and the wall of the Kensington and Allegheny stations.

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said the building sustained severe damage, and a man and a woman who were on the sidewalk were hit and critically injured. EMTs attempted life-saving treatments at the scene, though both victims were pronounced dead just after 3:00 a.m.

A third victim, a 53-year-old man, was also hurt and taken to Temple University Hospital in stable but serious condition. The driver reportedly died at the scene.

No further details have been made public, but the accident investigation is underway.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the man and woman killed in this accident. Our thoughts are extended to the injured man in hopes of his full recovery.

Pedestrian Accident Fatalities in Pennsylvania 

Thousands of pedestrians died every year in Pennsylvania as a consequence of fatal auto accidents. Tragically, traffic researchers said that approximately 145 pedestrians died as a result of fatal accidents and many others were seriously injured in 2020 alone.

It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a fatal pedestrian accident. If you have sustained these immense losses, you should have the experienced help of an attorney on your side.

Facing the unexpected loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident can take you and your family by surprise. If you have suffered major, debilitating injuries or the loss of a loved one, you should get in touch with our Philadelphia pedestrian accident attorney who has your absolute best interests in mind.

While attempting to recover from your accident or grieve the death of a loved one, you may be concerned about how you will pay the debts that are piling up. Needless to say, you should never be on your own while dealing with the stressful aftermath of a deadly crash. Speaking with a wrongful death lawyer in Philadelphia helps guarantee that your rights are protected during this terrible time.

After you’ve lost someone you care about in an accident, our attorneys at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys are here to help. We realize how emotionally and financially devastating a terrible tragedy may be, which is why having the assistance of an attorney helps guarantee that your rights are safeguarded.

We gladly review the facts of your case and ensure you have the best chance of success when it comes to securing compensation to cover the following aspects:

  • Expensive hospital bills
  • Loss of wages and earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funerary or burial costs

During these trying, stressful times for you and yours, we will be by your side every step of the way. For more information, call (215) 600-0681 to speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer in Philadelphia right away.

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. 

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