Philadelphia, PA (September 18, 2023) – On Monday night, a police officer was hurt when a driver struck him while he was patrolling Route 1 southbound in Morrisville, Bucks County.
This incident occurred on southbound Route 1 in Morrisville, close to the intersection of Route 13. According to the police report, the officer was hit as he stopped to assist a broken-down car.
The police officer was one of two persons brought to the hospital. Both the police and the second individual are expected to make full recoveries.
The accident temporarily blocked southbound traffic on the motorway, but it has now reopened. An investigation is ongoing in the interim.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Philadelphia
The severity of pedestrian accidents has been steadily increasing, according to statistics collected in Pennsylvania each year. While fatalities on America’s roads were down in 2016, there was an increase in the number of different kinds of accidents. The number of deaths at signalized junctions has increased by 20 years, while the number of deaths caused by distracted driving and head-on collisions has increased throughout the last 10 years. When it comes to both pedestrian and motorist deaths over the last two decades, persons aged 65 to 74 have ranked second and third, respectively.
Moreover, the number of pedestrian deaths nationwide has risen dramatically during the last decade. Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that between 2010 and 2020, the overall number of road deaths will increase by 13%, while the number of pedestrian fatalities will increase by 54%.
While incidents involving pedestrians are theoretically possible everywhere, they tend to happen on sidewalks, crosswalks, and parking lots. The high rate of pedestrian accidents in our state necessitates that those who are seriously hurt in such incidents be made aware of their rights.
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 how challenging recovery from a pedestrian accident can be. Rand Spear and the other 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 immediately.
You can count on us to be by your side at every stage of the claims process. Our Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyers are here to help if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident in Pennsylvania. Call us now at (215) 600-0681. We know how to construct strong arguments and will do all it takes to defend your rights.
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