Philadelphia, PA – Benjamin Gines Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Allegheny Ave
Philadelphia, PA (September 25, 2022) – On Saturday night, September 24, a man was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident in Philadelphia.
According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened around 10 p.m. at the intersection of Allegheny Avenue and Janney Street. A motorcyclist was traveling in the area when he became involved in a rear-end collision with a passenger vehicle at the intersection’s red light. The motorcycle then slammed into two more vehicles that were parked alongside the road in the area. The motorcycle sustained severe damages in the collision.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The motorcyclist, who has since been identified as 52-year-old Benjamin Gines, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Nobody else was hurt as a result of the crash.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for an extended period of time. Police say that charges are pending as a result of the accident.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken prematurely in this collision.
Motorcycle Accidents in Pennsylvania
Motorcycle crashes are known for being some of the most severe accidents that occur on our roads in the state of Pennsylvania every year. This is due to the fact that motorcyclists have no protection from harm in the event of an accident involving any type of large vehicle. In just 2020 alone, it was reported that 3,398 motorcycle accidents took place in all of Pennsylvania, with 215 of them leading to fatalities. Losing someone close to you in a motorcycle accident can leave you and your family feeling alone and confused. This is why you should speak with a dedicated attorney that you can trust.
It is normal to have questions after losing a loved one in a fatal accident. Speaking with a Philadelphia motorcycle accident can ensure that your rights are being protected during these difficult times. Drivers are urged to constantly be on the lookout for vulnerable motorcyclists but, unfortunately, this does not always happen, leading to fatal results within seconds. Losing somebody you love in an accident can be an especially stressful situation on many levels. This is why speaking with a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney is necessary so that you can get back on your feet.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we are here to assist you and your family after you have lost a loved one in any type of fatal accident, including a motorcycle accident. Our attorneys have years of experience handling these claims and will work to ensure that your rights are being protected when you need it the most. There are many types of damages that you may be eligible for, which include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Future loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
Please do not hesitate to contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can help you every step of the way.
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Disclaimer: As well-respected members 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.