Fatal Pedestrian Crash Under Investigation by Philadelphia Police

The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on Saturday night, according to a press release. If you suffer the loss of a loved one in an accident, it is in your best interest to speak to an experienced Philadelphia pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible.

Details About the Fatal Pedestrian Crash

Police and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of E. Lehigh Avenue and Jasper Avenue for the report of an accident involving a pedestrian on Saturday night. According to the release, officers were dispatched at 8:49 PM.

Police said that a Honda HRV was traveling west on E. Lehigh Avenue when it tried to pass another vehicle headed in the same direction using the median lane. At the same time, a pedestrian was crossing the median lane going north to south.

The Honda HRV hit the pedestrian when it entered the median lane. The 28-year-old driver of the HRV remained at the scene and spoke with authorities, who did not mention if the driver was arrested, but did say that charges could be filed based on the conclusion of the investigation.

The victim was transported by medics from the Philadelphia Fire Department to Temple University Hospital with severe head trauma where they were pronounced deceased. Police identified the victim as a 60-year-old resident of the city. The vehicle had to be towed away due to significant front-end damage.

Contact a Philadelphia Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today

Were you injured in an accident with a vehicle while out for a walk? Did you suffer the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian crash? No matter the situation you deserve to be compensated for your losses. Talk to an experienced and compassionate Philadelphia pedestrian accident attorney about your case. Call the office of Kwartler Manus today to schedule a free consultation.

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