Philadelphia, PA (August 25, 2023) – On Tuesday morning in the Upper Darby area, just outside of Philadelphia, a toddler was killed after being hit by a vehicle on Springton Road.
Shortly after 9:00 a.m., police were sent to Springton Road in response to reports of a child being hit by a car. The 1-year-old was rushed to an area hospital but declared deceased at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
The circumstances leading up to the incident are unknown, but an investigation into the accident is active and ongoing at this time.
We offer our sincere condolences to the deceased child’s family members and loved ones.
Pedestrian Deaths in Philadelphia
Tragically, Pennsylvania’s annual statistics on pedestrian accidents reveal an increase in severity over time. In 2016, fewer people died on American roads overall, although there were more of certain accident types. The number of deaths at signalized junctions increased during the last two decades, while the number of fatalities from distracted driving and head-on collisions rose over the last 10 years. Meanwhile, the second-highest number of pedestrian deaths and the third-highest number of traffic fatalities in the last 20 years affect children, as well as those aged 65 to 74.
Additionally, the number of pedestrian deaths nationwide has significantly increased during the last 10 years. The number of road deaths will increase by 13% between 2010 and 2020, while the number of pedestrian fatalities will increase by 54% over the same period, according to preliminary estimates from the Governors Highway Safety Association.
Pedestrian accidents often happen at parking lots, crosswalks, and on sidewalks, while they might happen anywhere. People who suffer serious injuries in accidents should be aware of their legal rights due to the high incidence of pedestrian accidents in our state.
Our skilled legal staff at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys is here to assist you in getting back on your feet if you have sustained losses as a consequence of an accident that was not your fault. If you’ve been hurt in the Commonwealth and wish to file a claim for compensation, our company will be at your side every step of the way.
We are aware of how hard it is for a pedestrian accident victim to recover. Rand Spear and the other personal injury attorneys at Spear Greenfield will tenaciously advocate for you in and out of court. Set up your first free consultation by contacting us as soon as you can.
You can count on us to be there for you at every step of the claims process. Please contact our Philadelphia area pedestrian accident attorneys at (215) 600-0681 if you or a loved one has been harmed or killed in an accident in Pennsylvania.
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, be sure to get in touch with 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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