Philadelphia, PA (October 2, 2023) – On Monday morning, a man was struck and killed by a vehicle in the Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia.
Police said the 39-year-old man was hit by a car around 3:00 a.m. in the 8200 block of Bustleton Avenue.
The man was struck while crossing Bustleton and Solly Avenues, according to the police. The driver left without providing any assistance.
Law enforcement officials also stated that another motorist saw the man lying on the road and contacted the authorities.
Police have not disclosed any information about the suspect car or identified the victim. Witnesses were asked to step forward to aid the official investigation supervised by the Philadelphia Police Department.
Our deepest condolences go out to the deceased man’s loved ones.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Philadelphia
According to annual data compiled in Pennsylvania, the number and severity of pedestrian accidents have been rising. Although 2016 saw a decrease in deaths on American roadways, there was an increase in overall accidents. There has been a 20-year increase in fatalities at signalized intersections, whereas there has been a 10-year uptick in mortality due to inattentive driving and head-on crashes. Over the last two decades, those aged 65 to 74 have placed second and third, respectively, in terms of pedestrian and motorist fatalities.
In addition, there has been a sharp increase in the number of fatalities involving pedestrians throughout the country during the last decade. Between 2010 and 2020, the Governors Highway Safety Association predicts a 13% rise in traffic fatalities, with a 54% increase in pedestrian deaths.
Although pedestrian accidents may happen anywhere, they most often take place on streets, sidewalks, and parking lots. Due to the increasing number of pedestrian accidents in our state, it is important that victims of such accidents understand their legal options.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys is here to help. Our firm will be there for you every step of the way if you’ve been hurt in the Commonwealth and are trying to get compensation for it.
We know how difficult it is to get back on your feet after such an incident, which is why it’s important to contact a pedestrian accident lawyer in Abington. Personal injury attorney Rand Spear and the rest of the team at Spear Greenfield will fight hard for you in and out of court. Contact us as soon as possible to arrange your first complimentary consultation.
We promise to be by your side throughout the whole of the claims process. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a pedestrian accident in Pennsylvania, our lawyers in Philadelphia are here to assist. For immediate assistance, please dial (215) 600-0681. We understand how to make compelling arguments and will do everything it takes to protect your interests.
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