Mar 18, 2013 |


Mar 18, 2013 - Pedestrian Accidents

Residents across the nation may witness delays, traffic and road closures due to accidents on the roadway. A pedestrian accident can cause a very graphic and tragic accident site, which will often require that the roads be closed while emergency crews tend to the incident and authorities begin investigating the incident. The details surround the accident may not always be clear, and when there is a fatal pedestrian accident, police attempt to effectively and timely complete their investigation for the mourning loved ones of the deceased pedestrian.

At around 10:51 a.m. on March 9, police responded to a call about a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle. The incident occurred on Interstate 83 near the 13th Street exit in Harrisburg when a vehicle struck a man who was walking on the north shoulder of the southbound lanes. The impact from the collision caused the man to be tossed over the barrier landing in the northbound lanes of the interstate. No cars in the northbound lane hit the man when he landed. Emergency crews responded to the pedestrian-vehicle accident, but the man who was struck by the vehicle did not survive the injuries he suffered from the collision.

The investigation of the crash is still ongoing, and the driver of the vehicle that struck the man is cooperating with authorities in the investigation. No citations or changes have been issued at this time.

A person killed in a fatal pedestrian accident could have a wrongful death claim filed by the loved ones of the deceased. Compensation awarded from the suit would go towards expenses incurred from the incident. Medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages and damages could be covered.

Pedestrian accidents can involve serious injuries and even fatalities. It is important that drivers are aware of people walking near the roadway or crossing the street. In addition, pedestrians should use caution when walking in high traffic areas.

Source:, “McAdoo pedestrian killed in crash on Interstate 83 in Harrisburg, police say,” Julianne Mattera, March 9, 2013

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