Philadelphia, PA (August 23, 2023) – Late on Tuesday afternoon, a woman in Union Township, Lebanon County, was hit and killed by a vehicle while walking to her mailbox.
Pennsylvania State Police said that the 51-year-old woman died after a car hit her at the junction of State Route 22 and Racehorse Drive. According to PSP, a driver’s car collided with a concrete barrier after traveling west on Route 22 in the left lane.
The car kept going down Route 22 and crashed into a line of mailboxes in the grass when he pulled off the road onto the right shoulder.
The Pennsylvania State Police are looking into the collision. The driver, a 62-year-old Harrisburg man, has not been charged at this time, but according to the investigating trooper, he acknowledged drinking before the incident. He was treated for minor injuries at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
An investigation remains active and ongoing.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the deceased woman’s family.
Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania
According to annual data compiled in Pennsylvania, the number and severity of pedestrian accidents have been rising. In 2016, there was a decrease in deaths on American roads but an increase in some types of collisions. There has been a twenty-year rise in fatalities at signalized intersections and a ten-year rise in mortality due to inattentive driving and head-on crashes. Among those aged 65 to 74, pedestrian fatalities have been second highest and traffic deaths third highest during the last 20 years.
In addition, there has been a sharp increase in the number of fatalities involving pedestrians throughout the country during the last decade. Between 2010 and 2020, the Governors Highway Safety Association predicts a 13% rise in traffic fatalities, with a 54% increase in pedestrian deaths.
Sidewalks, crosswalks, and parking lots are the most common sites of pedestrian accidents, although they may happen anywhere. Injured pedestrians in our state need to know their rights due to the large number of accidents involving pedestrians.
When you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may turn to the lawyers at Spear Greenfield to help you get back on your feet. Our firm will be there for you every step of the way if you’ve been hurt in the Commonwealth and are trying to get compensation for it.
We know how difficult it is to get back on your feet after a pedestrian accident. Rand Spear and the rest of the personal injury lawyers at Spear Greenfield will fight tirelessly on your behalf in court and beyond. Please get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we can set up your first, no-cost consultation.
We guarantee to stand by your side during the whole claims process. If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian in Pennsylvania, please call the offices of our Philadelphia area lawyers at (215) 600-0681. We understand how to build compelling arguments and will do all it takes to protect your interests.
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