Last Saturday, a pedestrian was hit by a car along Cedar. According to the police, the woman victim was run over by a vehicle while trying to cross the corner of Cedar and 48th at around 6:20 o’clock that evening. The driver of the vehicle was identified as a74-year-old female driver who remained on the scene and cooperated with the authorities.
It was an unlucky weekend as two more incidents were reported that took place Friday morning: (1) a pedestrian was hit by a box truck near the intersection of Baltimore & 45th and was rushed to an area hospital; and (2) a biker was struck by a car along the South Street Bridge and had sustained minor injuries.
According to media report and witnesses, this morning, a pedestrian was struck by a box truck near the corner of Baltimore and the 45th and Baltimore. It took place shortly after 7:00 o’clock that morning. The police remained on the scene and interviewed witnesses. They also inspected the truck that was parked at the Mini Mart & Gas at the corner.
There was another accident reported on the west side of the Schuylkill that morning where a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle along the South Street Bridge and taken to HUP. Witnesses stated that the victim was a bicyclist and appeared to sustain minor injuries.
Philadelphia police confirmed that Friday morning two pedestrians were injured after they were hit by cars in two separate crashes.
A man was struck by a vehicle along the South St. Bridge in the section of University City in Philly at about 7:00 o’clock in the morning, according to reports. The victim was delivered to HUP.
Minutes after the first accident, a box truck of Amoroso hit someone at the corner of Baltimore Ave. and 45th St. in West Philly. After the crash, investigators made a thorough were inspection and investigation.
Some netizens took to social media to discuss the dangerous of intersections that are prone to accidents. They gave special mention to the corners of Cedar and that both the 47th and 48th are risky. Many cars are speeding along Cedar to be overtaking the trolley on Baltimore and the 48th. They are traveling as if they are on a highway. Authorities are mulling of more improved methods to make this spot safer for both pedestrians and motorists.
The Baltimore & 48th intersections is also a dangerous spot due to vehicles getting out A-Plus and entering Baltimore. To be on the safeside, drivers are advised to (1) go with the green light together with the cars traveling north along the 45th; and/or to (2) make a brief right turn to Baltimore.
Accident victims have rights. If you or your loved one has been harmed or fatally injured in a vehicular accident caused by the negligence of a distracted driver, contact a car accident lawyer now for free consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.
Sources: West Philly Local Com