Law Offices of Edward P. Shaughnessy
Free Consultation
No Fees Until You Win

Pedestrian accident kills one and injures another in Philadelphia

Traveling at night can be dangerous for any driver. Whether it is due to fatigue, bad night vision or limited lighting, some things can go unnoticed on the roadway by drivers during nighttime hours. Although traffic is often reduced at night, objects, animals and pedestrians may go undetected while driving at night. These hazards can result in a fatal accident, which can affect several people.

At around 12:15 a.m., a vehicle on a suburban Philadelphia road recently struck two women. The women were walking northbound on Hatboro Road. When emergency crews arrived at the scene, one of the women was pronounced dead. The other woman was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

According to preliminary reports, the driver of the vehicle involved in the pedestrian accident stopped at the scene of the accident and cooperated with authorities. No citations have been issued at this time and the accident remains under investigation.

In a situation like this, the cause of the accident needs to be determined. This could reveal whether the driver was negligent or not. The pedestrians could have contributed to the cause of the accident, which is referred to as contributory negligence, a legal concept that can limit any cause of action. If a driver is found to be fully or even partially negligent, an injured party may be able to file a personal injury claim and the loved ones of a deceased accident victim may be eligible to file a wrongful death suit. Either may result in compensation to cover expenses such as medical bills, funeral costs, damages and pain and suffering.

A fatal accident can be a tragic and life-changing event. The loved ones of the deceased might endure financial burden in addition to the emotional distress. Compensation can not only alleviate the financial hardships, but also can assist them with the coping process.

Source: In York, "Vehicle strikes 2 Pa. pedestrians, killing 1," Aug. 19, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Send Me an Email to arrange a Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Location

Law Offices of Edward P. Shaughnessy
731 Lehigh Street
Easton, PA 18042

Toll Free: 877-245-0251
Phone: 610-365-7892
Fax: 610-258-9498
Easton Law Office Map

20 East Broad Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Toll Free: 877-245-0251
Phone: 610-365-7892
Fax: 610-258-9498
Bethlehem Law Office Map

Review Us
Back To Top