Irwin, PA – One Person Killed in Fatal Motorcycle Accident on US-30Law Pa
Irwin, PA (July 19, 2020) – Around 9 p.m. last night, July 18, one person lost their life in a fatal motorcycle accident on a highway in Irwin.
The accident allegedly occurred when a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle collided with one another. A passenger vehicle was unable to avoid the collision with the motorcycle, which took place on US-30.
The driver of the passenger vehicle was trapped inside their vehicle for some time due to the damage to both vehicles. Fire crews were able to help them out, where they were then transported to a local hospital with injuries.
The rider of the motorcycle, whose identity is not yet known, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area for a period of time while police worked to clear the scene and reconstruct the accident scene.
No further details have been provided but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Motorcycle Accidents in Pennsylvania
In 2017, approximately 3,194 motorcycle-related accidents happened within the state of Pennsylvania. Out of these accidents, approximately 184 people were killed in these accidents, putting Pennsylvania fourth on the list of states with the most motorcycle-related fatalities. Motorcycle accidents are so often catastrophic due to the fact that they involve some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads. Because these victims have few protections from harm when involved in a passenger vehicle accident, they are more likely to lose their lives.
Suffering the aftermath of a fatal motorcycle collision can be challenging for a family who was not prepared for it. These accidents happen unexpectedly and are almost always preventable. It is not easy to come to terms with your losses and grieve while you are attempting to manage the bills that continue to pile up as a result of the accident. Losing a loved one means that you could be faced with a wide array of damages that you were not prepared for including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, funeral costs, and more. These aspects can be incredibly costly and you should not be expected to pay for them on your own after another party has caused the harm to your loved one.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our skilled wrongful death attorneys in Pennsylvania have helped many loved ones with their personal injury claims after they have lost somebody close to them. You do not have to stand alone as you gather evidence and attempt to meet deadlines that have been put in place for you. You have a right to grieve your losses during these challenging times so that you can get back on your feet to the best of your ability after one of the most traumatic things that have ever happened to your family. We will ensure that you receive justice in your claim. Please do not hesitate to contact a Pennsylvania accident attorney at (215) 731-9900 for the help you deserve in your time of need.
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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the community, we at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who drives on our roads and highways. We are always saddened by these accidents but hope that, through awareness members of our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.