On Thursday, August 30, 2018, a 36yr old mother was crossing the street with her 1yr old son in a stroller and a 3yr old when they were hit by a Ford F-150 Pickup truck.
According to CBS Philly, the crash occurred at just half a mile from our office at 15th & Vine Street in Center City and resulted in the horrific scene of a stroller on it’s side. The 1yr old baby in the stroller was rushed to the nearby Hahnemann University Hospital, but he died at the hospital.
We are deeply saddened to hear about this crash and offer our deepest condolences. The loss of a child is the most devastating experience anyone can ever face and causes unimaginable pain.
At the time of this article, police were still investigating the cause of this tragic crash. Police commented and thought the driver could have had the green light, however, there are hundreds of other factors which should be taken into consideration and a police report is never the end of the story.
Always Contact a Lawyer After a Pedestrian Accident
Hopefully the need never arises, but if you have a child who was hit by a vehicle of any type in Philadelphia or anywhere else in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, please speak to an attorney.
It is always in your best interest to speak to an attorney who holds your best interests in mind.
While Attorney Edith Pearce is an experienced children’s injury lawyer and we would urge you to contact us, if you do not contact us, please do contact a reputable injury lawyer who has experience working with both parents and children after accidents.
If you do contact us, we will offer you a free consultation, make you aware of all of your rights, and if needed and retained, we will hold any and all parties responsible for any injuries or deaths fully accountable. Sometimes, holding parties responsible prevents other people from getting injured. It’s also important to note that the responsible party is not always a driver, or it may be a driver even if police reports blame the pedestrian.
In addition to legal counsel, we work with many physicians, including those who specialize in grief counseling and post traumatic mental issues and refer clients to the best of the best when it may help them.