Jul 17, 2013 |


Jul 17, 2013 - Pedestrian Accidents

Residents in Pennsylvania understand the risks on the roadway. Not only are drivers and passengers at risk, but those traveling near the roadway are also in danger. Pedestrians and bicyclists traveling near roadways or crossing the roads should be attentive to traffic on the roadways. Moreover, drivers should remain attentive of those near the road as well as on the road. A simple distraction such as looking at a cell phone or changing the radio station could be enough to cause an accident.

Police recently responded to a fatal accident in Columbia. The accident affected two persons in a vehicle and a pedestrian. According to preliminary reports, police officers in Lancaster County arrived to the scene around 6:00 a.m. A vehicle struck a pedestrian and a pole. The collision resulted in the death of the 66-year-old pedestrian. In addition, the 70-year-old male driver was killed and the 66-year-old passenger suffered injuries. The injured party was transported to the hospital for treatment.

This pedestrian accident is still under investigation and the cause of the crash has not been determined. If the deceased driver is found liable for the incident, the loved ones of the deceased pedestrian could file a wrongful death claim. Compensation could be rewarded to the family through the estate of the deceased driver. The award could go towards medical bills, funeral costs, damages and pain and suffering.

Whether traveling on the roadway or near the roadway, dangers are present and accidents could ensue. A person killed in an auto-pedestrian accident could greatly affect the loved ones of the deceased. The loss of a loved one could be very emotional and a tough event to overcome. In addition, financial burdens could create more complexities. Recovering compensation in a wrongful death claim could ease the burdens and assist with the coping process.

Source: My San Antonio, “Crash in central Pa. kills 1 occupant, pedestrian,” July 14, 2013

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