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Philadelphia, PA – Man Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Crash on S Christopher Columbus Blvd

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February 6, 2022

Philadelphia, PA (February 6, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash that took place on a roadway in Philadelphia on Saturday night, February 5.

Philadelphia Police confirmed that the accident happened around 9:05 p.m. at 1800 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard. Officials received a call that there was a man lying on the road in the area. When they arrived, they found a male pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle and fled the scene.

Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, identified as a 50-year-old man from Philadelphia, was rushed to a local hospital with severe injuries. He was tragically pronounced dead there around 11:20 p.m.

The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the scene. Police believe that, based on debris left at the scene, the vehicle involved in the crash may have been a gray Toyota. It is not known if the driver has since been identified.

No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania 

Pedestrian accidents have been increasing on our roads in Philadelphia over recent years. In 2019, it was reported that approximately 83 people were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents in Philadelphia. However, in 2020, this number jumped to 156. The horrifying truth is that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. This means that they are likely to become seriously injured or even killed in pedestrian accidents. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you have a variety of options. You and your family should speak with an attorney that you can rely on in your time of need.

The loss of a loved one is never an easy thing to face. If you have sustained the loss of a loved one, you should be prepared to speak with a skilled Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against you. You should never have to face these losses entirely on your own. You should be prepared to seek the assistance of a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney as you move forward.

Philadelphia Pedestrian Accident Attorneys 

If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, our attorneys at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys are here to help you. We understand how overwhelming a fatal pedestrian accident can be and offer our help and resources when you need them the most. Our attorneys can assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects, including the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy costs

If you have sustained these immense losses, we are here for you. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 600-0681 for the help you need during these difficult times.

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. 

Disclaimer: The photos used in this post were not taken at this accident scene. All information contained in this post is informational and not intended to be considered legal or medical advice. This post is not a solicitation for business.