Media, PA – One Killed in Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident on I-476
Media, PA (August 12, 2022) – One person was killed in a fatal tractor-trailer accident that took place on a highway in Media on Friday afternoon, August 12.
According to Delaware County officials, the accident happened on I-476 at 5 p.m. A tractor-trailer was traveling in the area when it suddenly crossed the median, slamming into another tractor-trailer. One of the trucks overturned, which led to extensive damages to the involved vehicles. It is also believed that a van became involved in the accident, though the exact circumstances are not yet known.
Several emergency responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One adult male, who has not yet been fully identified, was rushed to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased while there. It is not known if anyone was hurt as a result of the crash.
The roadway was blocked in the area for miles after the accident. This led to delays until police cleared the scene around 8:30 p.m.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania sees many tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles on its roads every year. Though large trucks are vital on our roads, they can also pose many threats to others in the event of an accident. In 2015, it was reported that approximately 7,465 truck accidents took place, with 130 of them leading to fatalities. Heavy tractor-trailers are involved in 5% of accidents that cause injuries in Pennsylvania. These accidents can be incredibly life-altering, especially if you have lost someone close to you in an accident. Seeking legal help after an accident is vital if you and your family have lost a loved one in an accident.
The loss of a loved one can take you by surprise and upturn your life in a variety of ways. If you have lost someone you love in an accident, speaking with a Media tractor-trailer accident attorney is incredibly important. As you grieve the enormous loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. Both truck accident claims and wrongful death claims can be incredibly complex. This is why speaking with a Media wrongful death attorney can help you in many ways.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal truck accidents. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in a fatal crash. Our attorneys will stand by your side and help you obtain compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
If you have lost a loved one in a truck crash, speaking with a skilled attorney can help you through these difficult times. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Media at (215) 731-9900 for more information on your available options.
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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.