Philadelphia, PA (May 10, 2023) – A mother was killed, and her 8-year-old child was critically injured in a hit-and-run outside Philadelphia City Hall on Tuesday night.
On Wednesday, police in Philadelphia said that they had apprehended a suspect and located the suspected vehicle.
The two victims were reportedly hit at Broad Street and Arch Street just after 10:00 p.m. as police were tailing the dark grey Jeep with the suspect driver.
The police initially thought all three of the woman’s children had been hit by the Jeep, but only one of the children suffered injuries. After being brought to Jefferson Hospital with “severe head trauma,” the 38-year-old woman reportedly died at around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, according to police in Philadelphia.
The injured child, an 8-year-old girl, was brought to CHOP for treatment of her internal injuries and brain trauma, where she is currently being cared for in the intensive care unit (ICU).
The other two children, ages 10 and 11, were not hurt and are currently in the custody of social workers, according to the police.
Police said the Jeep’s driver kept driving as they had to pull over to aid the injured.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation in the meantime.
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.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Philadelphia
On average, between 2012 and 2020, 160 pedestrians a year perished as a result of traffic accidents in Pennsylvania. The current rate of pedestrian fatalities in Philadelphia is close to two per 100,000 people.
Accidents involving pedestrians often end in deaths due to carelessness. Fatal pedestrian accidents may be caused by a number of factors, including inadequate lighting, inattentive drivers, and cars that fail to yield. Low visibility might make it more challenging to see pedestrians, increasing the risk of accidents. This is particularly the case for those who stroll about at night or very early in the morning while wearing dark apparel.
Distracted motorists are less likely to spot people crossing the street or other cars approaching an intersection. Reckless drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians remain a leading cause of pedestrian fatalities in our state.
Losing a loved one in a car accident caused by someone else’s carelessness may be a devastating experience. In the aftermath of a death, families can face severe financial hardship due to burial expenses, missed wages, and other factors. If a family member was murdered in a horrible car accident, a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney might assist you in seeking justice and financial recompense for your losses.
Get in contact with Spear Greenfield if you’ve been hurt or a loved one has been killed in a pedestrian accident in Philadelphia. Your family deserves justice, and our dedicated legal professionals have decades of experience fighting for clients like you. For more information and to set up a no-cost first consultation, please call our Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyers at 1-800-90-LEGAL or 1-800-905-3425.
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