Philadelphia, PA (July 20, 2023) – A man was struck and killed by a car on Aramingo Avenue in Philadelphia on Tuesday evening, July 18, according to local officers who are now looking into the incident.
At the intersection of Aramingo Avenue and East Ann Street in Port Richmond, a man was reportedly struck by a vehicle at around 11:10 p.m., per early reports provided by officers with the Philadelphia Police Department.
Officers say that the 69-year-old man was hit by an unidentified driver who was heading north on Aramingo at Ann Street. Investigators added that the victim was rushed to the hospital by paramedics after suffering serious injuries, though he was declared dead shortly after his arrival, at about 11:30 p.m.
Police are unsure at this point if the driver of the vehicle that hit the victim stopped and made an effort to assist him or continued driving. Philadelphia PD officers said the driver had left the scene by the time officers were dispatched.
The PPD is continuing to handle the investigation at this time and has not provided additional information in the interim. Any witnesses who may have seen the collision are asked to contact Philadelphia authorities.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victim and their loved ones. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Deaths Reported in Philadelphia
The somber statistics on pedestrian accidents in Pennsylvania demonstrate that each year the number of fatalities and injuries increases. In fact, since 2019, the number of pedestrian fatalities in Pennsylvania has risen by 21%.
In addition, there has been a sharp increase in pedestrian fatalities during the past decade. Governors Highway Safety Association preliminary data suggests a 13% increase in road deaths between 2010 and 2020, with a 54% increase in pedestrian fatalities within the same time period.
While sidewalks, crosswalks, and parking lots are the most frequent sites of pedestrian accidents, it is possible for such incidences to happen everywhere. In light of the prevalence of pedestrian accidents in our state, those who are seriously hurt in a pedestrian accident should be aware of their rights under the law.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you can turn to the lawyers at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys for assistance. When you hire us to represent you in a personal injury case in the Commonwealth, we will be there for you every step of the way.
The aftermath of a pedestrian collision is extremely challenging, and we understand that. In and out of court, Rand Spear and the rest of the personal injury team at Spear Greenfield will fight tirelessly on your behalf. To schedule your initial, no-cost consultation, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.
You have our undivided attention and assistance throughout the whole claims procedure. Please contact our Philadelphia-area pedestrian accident attorneys at (215) 600-0681 if you or a loved one has been wounded or killed in an accident in Pennsylvania. When it comes to protecting your legal rights, we know what it takes to prevail.
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