Pedestrian Killed in Car Accident in Philadelphia

Oftentimes when a car accident occurs in Philadelphia, innocent motorists or pedestrians are put in harm’s way. This is why it is so important for drivers to be responsible and realize their driving behaviors have the potential to affect those with whom they share the road.

A pedestrian was killed recently when a driver who may have been under the influence of drugs crashed his car. The car accident happened at 9:54 a.m. in University City when a speeding Mercury headed southbound ran a red light. A Toyota was going through the intersection westbound at the time and collided with the speeding car. The Mercury crashed into the cement guardrail of a bridge, hitting a traffic signal pole.

Unfortunately the 27-year-old pedestrian was walking along the sidewalk when the crash occurred and had tried to climb up the pole in order to avoid being hit. When the Mercury hit the pole, the traffic signal was knocked over the side of the bridg’s guard rail and the man fell with it about 40 feet to the pavement below. The man sustained injuries that were critical and was taken to the hospital for treatment, but he died hours after his arrival.

The 69-year-old driver of the Toyota was also injured in the collision and was taken to the hospital where he was listed in stable condition. The 43-year old Mercury’s driver was transported to the hospital for treatment of his leg and head injuries. The man took a blood test after authorities found pill bottles inside his car.

The driver injured in this crash and the family of the pedestrian who was killed may wish to speak with a personal injury attorney to determine their right to compensation.

Source: ABC 6, “Police ID Wharton student killed in Walnut Street accident,” John Rawlins, May 8, 2014

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