Palmerton, PA – Individual Killed in Fatal Motorcycle Accident on PA-248Pa Accident News
Palmerton, PA (May 14, 2023) – Around 9:00 p.m. on the night of Sunday, May 14, one person was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident in Palmerton.
According to local officials, the accident happened on PA-248 late at night. Police confirmed that a motorcyclist was traveling in the eastbound lanes of the highway when they were involved in a collision with at least one other vehicle. The accident led to extensive damage, and debris was scattered all over the road in the area as a result.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Carbon County responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One individual on the motorcycle, who has not yet been formally identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Nobody else was hurt in the accident.
All eastbound lanes of traffic were blocked for an extended period of time until police cleared the roadway.
No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident.
Motorcycle Accidents in Pennsylvania
Because motorcyclists have few protections from harm, they are likely to become seriously injured or even lose their lives when a motorcycle collision occurs. In one recent year’s time in Pennsylvania, it is estimated that 217 people were killed in fatal motorcycle accidents, and many others were seriously injured. Statistics taken in recent years have shown that approximately 93% of all motorcycle accidents lead to injuries or fatalities. Losing somebody you love in a fatal motorcycle accident can affect your life in many ways. Luckily, families have options for recovery as they move forward.
The grief that stems from a fatal motorcycle accident can be overwhelming. Under Pennsylvania law, you have options for recovery, which include bringing a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one. You and your family will have to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to bring a claim that can help you recover reasonable expenses for the loss of your loved one. There are several parties who are eligible to bring these claims, including the following:
- A surviving spouse
- A surviving child
- A parent of the deceased
- A personal representative of the deceased individual’s estate
If you have lost someone close to you in an accident, you should seek immediate help from a Palmerton wrongful death attorney.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys understand that this is one of the most difficult things that you and your family have ever endured. We understand that no amount of money can bring back a loved one; however, we can ease the burdens that you are facing during these challenging times. Our attorneys will fight to help you gain the compensation that you and your family deserve so that you can get back on your feet financially after suffering from these losses. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Palmerton at (215) 731-9900 to find out what we can do to help you at this time.