Roosevelt Boulevard Tragedy Highlights Pedestrian Safety Issues

Late last month, a funeral was held for the Philadelphia family that was killed in a tragic collision in June. The woman and her four children were crossing the Roosevelt Boulevard when they were struck by a car; the oldest child, a 5-year-old boy, survived the crash, and the rest of the family was killed. […]

Philadelphia Family Plagued By Hit And Runs

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare for their child to be involved in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident. For one Philadelphia dad, that nightmare recently came true, not just once, but twice. The man’s 10-year old daughter was struck by a car as she was crossing a street in Fishtown Thursday. The young girl, who is an […]

Distractions A Common Cause Of Philadelphia Pedestrian Accidents

With increasing regularity, pedestrians are crossing roadways while focusing their senses on texting, talking on the phone, listening to music or being otherwise distracted by their personal technology, and the trend is having a noticeable impact on the pedestrian accidents being seen in Philadelphia and nationally. According to a recent study, more than 26 percent […]

Philadelphia Hit And Run Victim Dies As A Hero

A Philadelphia man’s heroic actions in his final moments of life saved the life of one of his children. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred as the man was walking with his 5-year-old child when they crossed a busy Philadelphia street where a mid-block crosswalk had recently been removed. As they were crossing the street, an alleged drunk […]

Two Hit By Septa Trains Within Same Hour Earlier This Month

Earlier this month, two pedestrians were struck by commuter trains in Suburban Philadelphia within an hour of one another in what a SEPTA official called a “tragic coincidence.” The accidents occurred on the afternoon of Sept. 12, and luckily, neither accident was fatal. The SEPTA spokeswoman said the first accident involved a 16-year-old boy who […]

More Cyclists In Philadelphia Resulting In Fewer Accidents

Over the past few years, bicycling has gained popularity in Philadelphia and throughout the rest of the country. In fact, the chief of staff in the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities reports that cycling is up 150 percent since 2000, according to the most recent census, with around 10,000 Philadelphians who report cycling to […]

Philadelphia Officials Hoping To Give Distracted Walkers A Heads Up

Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies and lawmakers are already trying to convey warning messages to drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. Officials are now concerned about a new traffic problem that could defy regulation — pedestrians accidents caused by walkers preoccupied by electronic devices. Don’t believe this is a problem? A Philadelphia security camera zeroed […]

11 Year Old Killed In South Philadelphia Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrians make up the second-largest group of people killed in car accident fatalities. Oftentimes, these tragic accidents involve drivers who are drunk or impaired. Sadly, this appears to be the case in a recent pedestrian accident in South Philadelphia that claimed a young girl’s life. An 11-year-old girl was walking out of a seafood restaurant […]

Several Accidents Kill Six People In Philadelphia Area

A series of motor vehicle accidents in the Philadelphia area last weekend claimed the lives of six people, including a 23-year-old motorcycle rider and a 5-year-old boy. Four of the deaths occurred in the city, while two of them took place in the suburbs. The child was in an SUV driven by his grandmother, which was hit […]

Study Headphone Usage Leads To Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are a problem in Philadelphia, like in many areas of the United States. At least one study suggests that the popularity of iPods and other electronic listening devices in recent years has contributed to the growing number of people on foot being hit by automobiles and trains. An associate professor at the University […]

Hit And Run Driver Arrested In Fatal Cherry Hill Ped Accident

Hit-and-run accidents are considered a serious crime in part because they prevent the accident victim from recovering damages from the negligent driver. A woman that is alleged to have caused a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident in the Philadelphia area has been arrested by police. During questioning by investigators, the woman allegedly admitted to causing the […]

Elderly Pennsylvania Woman Charged In Pedestrian Death

A pedestrian accident in Montgomery County has left a 26-year-old woman dead and a 76-year-old woman facing charges after police say that the older woman hit the younger woman with her vehicle as she was walking and then left the scene. The accident occurred on April 27 in Upper Providence, Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Inquirer […]