Philadelphia, PA (January 21, 2024) – On Saturday night, three vehicles involved in a hit-and-run collision in Philadelphia killed a local man, and police have since released further details.
At around 8:50 p.m., police arrived at the site of a deadly hit-and-run accident near Spencer Street. According to the police, the man was hit by three vehicles—a white van, a black Durango, and a light-colored sedan—that were following each other on Spencer Street when they turned onto a neighboring roadway. Following the collision, all three vehicles fled the scene. The man was also pronounced deceased just before 9:00 p.m. Currently, the Crash Investigation Division has not made any arrests, and their investigation is continuing.
Our deepest condolences are with the deceased man’s family.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, pedestrians do not always have the right of way. Drivers, however, have a duty to do everything in their power to prevent a pedestrian accident, so they are often at fault when a pedestrian is injured.
A driver’s responsibilities include obeying the speed limit, yielding to pedestrians at intersections and in crosswalks, being aware of their surroundings, and using their turn signals. Drivers must also exercise due care when driving around or near pedestrians who seem confused, lost, impaired, disoriented, intoxicated, or disabled.
While driver negligence is the source of many pedestrian accidents in Pennsylvania, remember that pedestrians must also be cautious when near the road. Pennsylvania pedestrian accident lawyers can investigate your accident, gather relevant evidence, and identify all liable parties, which, in most cases, is the negligent, reckless, or malicious driver who caused your injuries.
Given the serious nature of their injuries after being struck by 4,000 pounds of metal, pedestrians often require emergency medical care and extensive, ongoing treatments. These, of course, are accompanied by a seemingly insurmountable pile of medical bills and other associated expenses. Their situation is made that much more frustrating when they are unable to go back to work and earn a living for weeks, months, or possibly even years. By bringing an injury claim against the at-fault driver, we can ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries and other damages.
Although every pedestrian accident occurs under a unique set of circumstances, some damages that are commonly recoverable include:
- Current and anticipated medical bills
- Emergency medical care
- Pain and suffering, including mental anguish
- Lost wages, including future wages
- Diminished or lost earning capacity due to impairment or disability
- In-home care and assistance
- Therapy or counseling
- Depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions arising from the accident
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, the Philadelphia pedestrian accident attorneys at Spear Greenfield can help. Give us a call at (800) 90-LEGAL or fill out the request form on our website to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We can review the facts of your case, determine if you have grounds to bring a lawsuit and advise you on the best way to proceed.
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 media 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.
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