Philadelphia, PA (July 6, 2023) – A woman was killed in a pedestrian accident in North Philadelphia early Thursday morning, July 6th, and the suspect allegedly stopped for just a few minutes before fleeing the scene.
Around 3:30 a.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded to a call about a 35-year-old woman who was seriously hurt and left in the northbound lanes of North Broad Street. Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said the woman sustained significant head injuries and was pronounced dead by medics at the scene.
Witnesses say the woman was crossing Broad Street, in an area just north of Lehigh Avenue, when she was struck by the driver of a white vehicle, possibly a Toyota.
Small added that, after hitting the woman, the driver pulled over before leaving the scene several minutes later. A large chunk of plastic was discovered near the woman’s body, which police believe to be part of the suspect vehicle’s undercarriage.
Investigators with the Philadelphia PD say they are reviewing nearby surveillance footage and expect to release a detailed description of the suspect vehicle this week. Any other witnesses were asked to step forward and aid the PPD’s investigation in the meantime.
We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the deceased woman’s family.
Pedestrian Accident Deaths in Philadelphia
Did you know Pennsylvania’s most common type of collision is a pedestrian accident? This fact is well-shown by the sobering data on Pennsylvania pedestrian accidents, which only seem to worsen year after year. In fact, pedestrian deaths across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have climbed by 21% since 2019.
Moreover, throughout the last ten years, there has been an increase in pedestrian fatalities on a national level. The Governors Highway Safety Association’s preliminary numbers for last year show that non-pedestrian traffic deaths increased by 13% between 2010 and 2020, whereas pedestrian traffic fatalities increased by 54%.
Unfortunately, accidents involving pedestrians may occur anywhere and everywhere, including on sidewalks, at crosswalks, and in parking lots. Needless to say, pedestrians must be aware of the law and their legal rights if they sustain serious injuries in a vehicle collision since pedestrian accidents are so common in our state.
Thankfully, our team at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys is ready to help you after a tragic collision has turned your life upside-down. Our firm will be there for you every step of the way, explaining the process of filing a personal injury claim and helping you through the complexities of the Commonwealth’s court system.
We know how tough it is to deal with the aftermath of a serious crash, especially when you’ve been hurt or lost a loved one at the hands of a negligent driver. That’s why Rand Spear’s personal injury lawyers advocate for you and look out for your best interests during every step of the claim process.
To arrange a free consultation, get in touch with us right now. There is no charge or commitment for meeting with our team and learning more about your options.
We are here for you as you navigate the stress and frustration of a vehicle accident. If you’ve been hurt or lost a loved one in a Philadelphia-area crash, please call our offices at (215) 600-0681 to discuss your legal options. We know what it takes to build a strong case and will stop at nothing to secure justice on your behalf.
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