Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Motorcycle Accident at Island Ave and Buist AveLaw Pa
Philadelphia, PA (July 17, 2020) – Last night, one person was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident that took place at a Philadelphia intersection.
According to authorities, the crash took place around 11 p.m. last night, July 16, at the intersection of Island Avenue and Buist Avenue in Philadelphia.
The crash allegedly occurred when a three-wheeled motorcycle and a sedan collided after entering the intersection at the same time. Police are not sure of the circumstances leading up to the accident.
One of the motorcycle riders, who has not yet been identified, was tragically pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. The other rider was injured and taken to the hospital for treatment. Their condition is not yet known.
The driver of the passenger vehicle was not injured but remained at the scene of the collision to cooperate with authorities.
No further details have been provided but the investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Pennsylvania
Statistics gathered in Pennsylvania in 2016 showed that motorcycle accidents are on the rise throughout the state. In that year alone, there were 192 fatalities to either drivers or passengers on motorcycles. These accidents are capable of causing catastrophic harm to riders and passengers due to the fact that motorcyclists are incredibly vulnerable and have few protections from harm. Because motorcyclists are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads, passenger vehicle drivers are urged to pay close attention to these riders on our roadways to prevent serious harm.
Losing somebody you love in a fatal motorcycle accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. These accidents happen unexpectedly and lead to a wide array of damages that family members should never be expected to care for on their own. As you grieve your sudden losses, you may find that the bills continue to pile up against you. Some of the damages most prevalent in these cases include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, funeral costs, and more. Being faced with these damages can impact you in many ways, which is why it is important that you have a knowledgeable and resourceful Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney on your side.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys have helped many family members over the years who have suddenly suffered extensive losses in a fatal accident. We will ensure that your rights are protected as you navigate the legal system and work toward justice and compensation in your claim. You have every right to get back on your feet as you grieve the loss of your loved one and should not be responsible for taking care of the damages left behind by a reckless driver. If you have lost somebody you love in an accident and you are unsure of where to turn, please contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 for more information.
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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.