Berks Co, PA – Man Dead in Car Accident on I-78 Near Hamburg
Berks County, PA (February 5, 2024) – A 19-year-old driver has died following a vehicle crash along Interstate 78 eastbound in Berks County, authorities said.
The victim was pronounced dead at around 2:45 p.m. on Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County Coroner Daniel A. Buglio said. Pennsylvania State Police in Hamburg said the accident happened shortly after 7:00 p.m. at mile marker 39 in Greenwich Township, Berks County. The victim was driving a 2021 Honda Civic when he was involved in a crash with an unknown sedan. It’s unclear if any other victim injuries occurred, though further details are slated for release once they’re made available. Pennsylvania State Police in Hamburg are continuing to investigate the accident in the interim.
Our sincere condolences go out to the family of the deceased man. Our thoughts are with any injured victims and their loved ones in hopes of their full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Pennsylvania
Losing a loved one in a fatal accident is an unimaginable tragedy that no one should have to experience. The heartbreaking reality is that it happens far too often, with over 1100 deaths each year in Pennsylvania alone. Various acts of negligence continue to contribute to the number of accidents that take place in Pennsylvania every year. Some of the most common causes of these accidents include failure to follow traffic laws, distracted driving, recklessness, and beyond.
For instance, when drivers do not yield to pedestrians who are passing in the area nearby, they can strike them and cause severe or fatal injuries. Furthermore, all too many motorists fail to stop at intersections, resulting in severe accidents that result in devastating injuries for those involved. Even worse, it is common for drivers to cause serious injuries that have devastating consequences for others if they ignore hazards or otherwise fail to pay attention to the road ahead. Distractions are one of the leading causes of crashes. People text, talk to others, or even eat while driving.
If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a fatal crash that was caused by the careless or reckless actions of another motorist, your family may have legal options to help you move forward. It is crucial to seek guidance from a Berks County wrongful death lawyer immediately.
The tragic loss of a loved one as a result of an accident is something that no family should ever have to go through. As skilled attorneys, our team at Edelstein Martin & Nelson knows the anguish and sorrow accompanying a loss of this magnitude. This is the reason why our team of seasoned lawyers is committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our dear clients, whether they’ve been seriously injured in a crash through no fault of their own or have lost a loved one at the hands of a negligent driver.
Moreover, we offer free consultations and are ready to provide compassionate support and legal guidance during this difficult time. Trust us to handle your case with care so you can focus on healing and remembering your loved one. Call us today at (215) 731-9900, and we will help you secure the justice that you and your family deserve.