Philadelphia, PA (September 2, 2023) – On Saturday night, a male pedestrian was struck and killed on Route 309 in Richland Township, Bucks County.
The incident, as reported by the Richland Township Police Department, happened near the intersection of West Pumping Station Road and Sunshine Drive. The crash occurred just after 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, prompting authorities to close Route 309 in that region and encourage motorists to find other routes.
A report from Bucks County coroner Meredith Buck at 10:30 p.m. indicated that the man had been hit and killed by a car. Officials are seeking to contact his family, but he has not been named yet, Buck said.
The investigation into the incident remains ongoing at this time.
We extend our sincere condolences to the deceased man’s family.
Pedestrian Accidents in Philadelphia
Sadly, each year, Pennsylvania records an increase in the number of fatal pedestrian incidents. While fatalities on America’s roads were down in 2016, there was an increase in the number of different kinds of accidents. Fatalities at signalized junctions increased by 20 percent over the last decade, while those caused by distracted driving and head-on collisions rose by 10 percent over the same time period. Over the last two decades, those aged 65 to 74 have had the second-greatest number of pedestrian deaths and the third-highest number of traffic deaths.
Moreover, the number of pedestrian deaths throughout the nation has risen dramatically during the last decade. The number of road deaths is expected to increase by 13% between 2010 and 2020, according to preliminary statistics from the Governors Highway Safety Association, while the number of pedestrian fatalities is expected to increase by 54% over the same time period.
Although pedestrian accidents might happen anywhere, they most often take place on sidewalks, crosswalks, and parking lots. There are a lot of pedestrian accidents in our state, so it’s important that those who are seriously hurt know what their rights are.
Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys is here to assist you if you have been injured in an incident that was not your fault. If you have been injured in the Commonwealth and are seeking compensation, our company will be at your side throughout the whole process.
We understand the difficulty of recovery after a pedestrian accident. Rand Spear and the rest of the personal injury attorneys at Spear Greenfield will aggressively represent your best interests in and out of court. To schedule your first, no-cost consultation, please contact us as soon as possible.
Our commitment to you extends throughout the duration of the claims procedure. Please contact our Philadelphia area pedestrian accident attorneys at (215) 600-0681 if you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident in Pennsylvania. We are adept at constructing persuasive claims and will do all in our power to safeguard your interests.
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