NORTH PHILADELPHIA – At least two persons were injured in an accident which happened Wednesday afternoon. A woman and her baby were injured after being hit by a bus in North Philadelphia.
The mishap occurred at 3:00 o’clock p.m. at the intersection of 23rd and Norris streets.
When the officers who responded to the call arrived, they found that a woman and her baby were hit by a school bus and lying on the ground. The baby reportedly fell to the ground when the accident happened.
Both were immediately transported to the Hahnemann Hospital and the good news is that the staff reported that both mother and baby are in stable condition.
The people are investigating the cause of the accident to file proper charges for irresponsible persons causing the incident.
According to the state’s Department of Transportation, during the year 2010; pedestrians hit on the streets accounted for 3.4% of all traffic accidents in the Pennsylvania area. There were a total of 4,474 pedestrians’ sustained injuries in traffic-related accidents in Pennsylvania, while 148 died. Penn DOT estimated that the total economic losses incurred from auto accidents in the state tantamount to $1,148 for every man, woman and child residing in PA.
Today, reports of injuries of distracted walkers treated at hospital emergency rooms have more than quadrupled and some are almost certainly not reported. In Delaware, officials involved with highway safety opted for a public education campaign to reduce incidence. They placed decals on crosswalks and sidewalks at busy intersections urging pedestrians to Look up. Drivers aren’t always looking out for you.
Accident victims have rights. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, wage loss and medical bills. Contact an experienced Philadelphia Injury Lawyer now for a free consultation.