Woman Struck by Bus Near Benjamin Franklin Parkway
A woman in her 60s was hit by a SEPTA bus on June 22 near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. According to this article on Philly.com, the Route 32 bus was traveling south on 21st Street when it struck the woman as it was turning east on Winter Street. The woman was walking north on 21st and was crossing Winter.
She was hospitalized with head and foot injuries.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, pedestrian accidents account for 9.7% of all traffic crash deaths. Elderly pedestrians, although involved in fewer pedestrian crashes, are more likely to be killed if struck by a moving vehicle.
Individuals who are injured in pedestrian accidents in Philadelphia should seek appropriate medical attention as soon as possible. While insurance companies often get involved, a quick-fix settlement isn’t always a good idea for the victim, who may suffer life-long complications, require ongoing medical attention, and can be scarred for life by their ordeal. It is recommended that victims of Pennsylvania pedestrian accidents contact a competent, reputable PA personal injury attorney with a good track record in order to pursue legal action against the person whose negligent behavior caused their injury. The right lawyer can help assess the case, gather evidence, negotiate between parties, and obtain compensation for the injuries and associated trauma and costs.
Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano offer a free consultation to anyone with questions about whether their pedestrian accident could result in a valid lawsuit. Call our skilled accident lawyers today at 888-684-7192.