Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accident on Claridge St
Philadelphia, PA (June 22, 2023) – A motorcyclist was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident that took place on Wednesday night, June 21, in Philadelphia.
According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened around 5:30 p.m. in the Juniata Park neighborhood at Claridge Street and Luzerne Street. Police confirmed that a passenger vehicle was traveling south on Claridge when it started to make a right turn as a motorcyclist was traveling west on Luzerne. The two vehicles collided with each other. After the accident, the driver of the passenger vehicle fled the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The male motorcyclist was severely injured and was transported to Temple University Hospital for life-threatening injuries. He was tragically pronounced dead at the hospital upon arrival.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes for some time after the collision. Police searched for the driver of the Chrysler responsible for the accident and said that they identified the driver. They did not say if the driver is facing charges as of yet.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the accident continues. Police will update with any new information as it is available.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the motorcyclist who lost his life in this accident.
Motorcycle Accidents in Pennsylvania
Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads in Pennsylvania. This means that no matter how free it feels to ride a motorcycle on our roads, there are many dangers to being a motorcyclist. There are few protections for a motorcyclist who is sharing the roads with many other large vehicles. In 2019, it was reported that there were 2,977 motorcycle accidents in Pennsylvania, with 174 of these victims losing their lives in these horrific accidents. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident, you should speak with a skilled attorney that you can rely on.
Losing somebody you love in an accident is, without a doubt, one of the worst traumatic things that you will go through. While you grieve the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay the many bills that keep piling up against you. You may have a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. These include some of the following:
- What evidence do you need to show that one or more parties acted recklessly in the accident that caused the death of your loved one?
- What deadlines will you need to meet when you file your claim?
- Will your claim make it all the way to trial, and can an attorney help you if it does?
There are many complexities involved in fatal accidents, which is why it is crucial that you speak with a Philadelphia motorcycle accident attorney in your time of need.
The aftermath of a motorcycle accident is never easy to face, especially when you have had to say goodbye to a loved one. Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to assist you and your family as you face these devastating losses, no matter what it takes. We will stand by your side so that you can ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve during these trying times. Please contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options you have.