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Pedestrian Accidents in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties

Children Are Pedestrian Accident Victims

Sadly, in the past two days there were two pedestrian accidents in Lancaster and Lebanon counties that resulted in the deaths of a 2 year old boy and an 11 year old girl and injuries to a 6 year old boy. All 3 children were at home at the time of the accidents, but were struck by a truck in each instance. The 2 year old toddler was struck by a tanker truck backing into his driveway. The 11 year old girl and 6 year old boy were injured when a truck drifted out of his lane and struck them while in they were in  their front yard.

Our hearts go out to all the families involved in these two tragic accidents. Accidents involving pedestrians, especially children, all too often have tragic outcomes. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is one crash-related pedestrian death every two hours in the United States. Those most at risk of injury or death, as cited by the CDC, are pedestrians ages 65 and older and children between the ages of 5 and 9.

Pedestrians can increase their personal safety by carrying a flashlight  and wearing retro-reflecting clothing when walking at night; crossing only at crosswalks when available; and, walking facing traffic.

If you or a loved one is involved in a pedestrian accident, contact the attorneys at Freeburn Law. Our attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of victims. You would like to think that in times such as this insurance companies will do the right thing for the injured parties and offer a fair settlement, but unfortunately that rarely happens. Freeburn Law will make sure that make sure you are not taken advantage of by the insurance company.

Freeburn Law has  offices conveniently located in Harrisburg, Lebanon, Gettysburg, Huntingdon, Lewistown, Mifflintown, Camp Hill, and more. We are available to our clients 24/7. If you can’t come to one of our office locations, don’t worry, we can meet you at your home or wherever it is convenient for you. Call us today, at (717) 777-7777.

* pedestrian accident information provided by the Centers for Disease  Control and Control

Freeburn Law
Your Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Law Firm
2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 300
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Telephone Number: (717) 777-7777
Toll Free Number: 1-800-303-8005
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I would like to thank Megan Harmon at Freeburn Law for doing a top notch job handling my case. My wife and I were very upset after an accident that caused harm to me due to a negligent driver running a stop sign and demolishing my wife’s vehicle. I lost use of my hand and missed some work due to my injuries. Megan handled my case with diligence, kept me informed and was always there when I had questions. The process was long but it was handled correctly and the outcome was worth it for us. Thanks again Megan and Freeburn Law!