Philadelphia, PA (June 17, 2023) – On Wednesday night, June 14, a vehicle hit two people in Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane area, injuring both victims.
The incident occurred in the 7000 block of North Broad Street in Philadelphia at around 8:30 p.m., according to the police.
The two victims, described only as an adult man and an adult woman, were sent to Einstein Hospital. Though authorities did not disclose the severity of the man’s injuries, they did say that the woman’s leg was shattered.
Police brought the driver into custody, but further details were not provided.
An investigation remains ongoing in the interim.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased woman. Our thoughts are with the injured child and her family in hopes of her full recovery.
Pedestrian Crash Injuries in Philadelphia
According to Pennsylvania pedestrian accident data collected between 2012 and 2020, an average of 160 pedestrians died in fatal crashes annually in Pennsylvania. Sadly, Philadelphia’s current pedestrian fatality rate is close to two per 100,000 residents.
Often, pedestrian incidents caused by negligence result in fatalities. Too-dark roads, distracted drivers, and vehicles that fail to yield can all contribute to fatal pedestrian accidents. In low-light conditions, it may be difficult to detect pedestrians, which can contribute to collisions. This is especially true for individuals donning dark clothing who walk at night or early in the morning.
When drivers are distracted by their phones or other responsibilities, they are more likely not to see pedestrians or other vehicles at the upcoming intersection. In our state, drivers who refuse to yield to pedestrians continue to cause numerous avoidable deaths.
Dealing with losing a loved one due to the irresponsibility of another motorist can be extremely traumatic. Frequently, funeral costs, lost earning potential, and other repercussions put a significant financial strain on families. A Philadelphia wrongful death attorney could help your family obtain justice by pursuing compensation for these and other losses if a family member was killed in a horrific vehicle accident.
Reach out to Spear Greenfield immediately if you have lost a loved one in a fatal Philadelphia pedestrian accident. Our committed legal representatives have decades of experience and will work tirelessly to help your family obtain justice. Please contact our Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyers at 1-800-90-LEGAL or 1-800-905-3425 for additional information and to schedule a free initial consultation.
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