Philadelphia, PA (March 7, 2023) –On Sunday evening, March 5, in the Bustleton area of Philadelphia, a 75-year-old pedestrian was killed after being struck by a car.
The incident reportedly occurred in the 1700 block of Grant Avenue near Bustleton Avenue at around 7:00 p.m.
According to investigators, the victim was walking across the street when he was hit, but it’s unknown if he was in a crosswalk when the incident occurred. The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene to cooperate with authorities.
The man was transported to the hospital shortly thereafter and confirmed dead upon arrival.
Anybody with knowledge of the collision is urged to contact the police. The Philadelphia Police Department is currently investigating the crash at this time, and no citations or arrests have yet been made.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased man.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Philadelphia
According to auto accident data collected for Pennsylvania between 2012 and 2020, an average of nearly 160 pedestrians died each year due to fatal pedestrian crashes in Pennsylvania. In Philadelphia, pedestrian fatalities are currently 1.98 deaths per 100,000 people.
In many cases, people die as a result of pedestrian crashes caused by negligence. There are a number of leading causes of fatal pedestrian accidents, and dark road conditions, distracted drivers, and drivers who fail to yield are all factors that can contribute. Dark road conditions can make it difficult to see pedestrians on the roadway, which can lead to collisions. This is especially true when pedestrians wear dark clothing while walking in the evening and early morning hours.
Distracted driving is also a major cause of pedestrian accidents; when drivers are distracted by their phones or other tasks, they’re more likely to miss seeing pedestrians or other vehicles in the intersection ahead. Drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians also continue to cause countless unnecessary deaths in our state.
Losing a loved one as a result of another driver’s negligence can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Families often face significant financial burdens due to funeral expenses, lost earning capacity, and various other damages. If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal car crash, a wrongful death lawyer in Philadelphia can help your family get justice by seeking compensation for these and other damages you face.
If you have lost your loved one as a result of a fatal pedestrian crash in Philadelphia, don’t hesitate to contact Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys. Our dedicated legal advocates have decades of experience, and we will fight to help your family get justice. Contact our Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyers at 1-800-90-LEGAL or 1-800-905-3425 for more information and to schedule a free consultation.
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