Regardless of the number of bumper stickers out there that read, “Watch for Motorcycles,” many people still fail to see them. Tragically, a 59-year-old woman making a U-turn did not see a motorcyclist today in Philadelphia’s Olney Section. The motor vehicle accident happened around 3:20 p.m. this afternoon, and sadly took the life of the 27-year-old motorcyclist.
According to police, the crash occurred in the 5300 block of Rising Sun Avenue. A woman driving a black Chrysler 300 hit the Suzuki motorcycle while making a U-turn. The man on the motorcycle was transported to Einstein Medical Center. He died at the hospital at 3:58 p.m. While the accident appears to be an honest mishap, the driver if the Chrysler could likely be facing wrongful death charges as she was blatantly at fault for the crash.
It’s no secret that motorcycles can sometimes be difficult to notice on the road. Nevertheless, it is the duty of every driver to be alert and focused on their surroundings. In today’s accident, one person failed to be entirely aware, and it ended in absolute devastation. And someone must be held accountable for the losses suffered in this crash.
At Edelstein, Martin & Nelson, we are painfully aware of the slightest mishaps that cause the most horrible accidents. All-too-often, the smallest mistake becomes the most horrible scenario, and as unfortunate as it may be on all sides, someone must be held accountable for their negligence. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or worse in an accident, please call 888-208-1810 to schedule a free consultation today.