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
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 the loss of 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.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal Philadelphia pedestrian accident, be sure to get in touch with Spear Greenfield immediately. Our committed legal representatives have decades of experience and will work tirelessly to help your family obtain justice. Please get in touch with our Philadelphia pedestrian accident attorneys at 1-800-90-LEGAL or 1-800-905-3425 for additional information and to schedule a free initial consultation.
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