Aug 30, 2013 |


Aug 30, 2013 - Pedestrian Accidents

During the summer months, Pennsylvania residents and visitors to the state often enjoy activities outside. Furthermore, various events such as fairs, festivals and concerts will take place throughout the day and into the night. These events not only attract large numbers of patrons but will often cause delays and traffic in the area. Vehicles in the vicinity are either attempting to park or drive through the area of the event, usually in the midst of a crowd of people. This can be especially dangerous during the nighttime hours and could result in a seriouspedestrian accident.

Following a pedestrian accident at a country music concert in northeastern Pennsylvania, authorities in Scranton arrested a driver they believed was connected to the death of the pedestrian that was struck while he was leaving the concert.

According to the preliminary reports, the 33-year-old man was hit shortly after leaving the country music concert around 10 p.m. The man was transported to the hospital where he later died. A 23-year-old female driver was later arrested on suspicion that she was driving under the influence. The fatal auto-pedestrian accident is still being investigated and charges are pending at least until authorities receive the results of the blood tests conducted on the female driver.

The loved ones of the deceased pedestrian could seek monetary compensation for their loss. They could file a wrongful death suit and recover a monetary award to cover costs associated with the accident such as medical bills, funeral costs, loss of companionship, lost wages and other damages.

A pedestrian accident can often be fatal, and will almost always result in some form of injuries. A person is very unlikely to stand up to the impact of a vehicle, even if it is traveling at low speeds. Those affected by a pedestrian accident should seek out any advice they need to better understand their situation and options. This may even speed up the process if they are seeking compensation from a negligent party.

Source: Citizens Voice, “Arrest in death of man struck after Pa. concert,” Aug. 26, 2013

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