Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Motorcycle Crash at Bridge St Intersection

Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Motorcycle Crash at Bridge St Intersection

Philadelphia, PA (August 23, 2020) – Around 8 p.m. on Friday, August 21, a fatal motorcycle crash took place in Philadelphia.

According to police, the collision took place at the intersection of Bridge Street and Harbison Avenue when a motorcycle and a minivan collided for reasons that are not yet known. It is believed that the vehicles entered the intersection at the same time.

The minivan suffered extensive front-end damages while the motorcycle was also badly damaged and had to be removed from the scene.

Paramedics and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene of the accident. The motorcyclist, who has not yet been formally identified, was taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital where he was tragically pronounced dead. The driver of the minivan was not injured.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to the crash.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Motorcycle Accidents in Pennsylvania 

Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Motorcycle Crash at Bridge St IntersectionPennsylvania is known for having one of the highest rates of motorcycle accidents than many other states. Motorcycle accidents are some of the most catastrophic accidents on our roads that cause severe harm to those involved. This is due to the fact that motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable parties who have few protections from harm in the event of an accident. Recent statistics show that approximately 2.7% of accidents involve a motorcycle in Pennsylvania. Though these rates seem low, these accidents tend to lead to some of the most serious effects. It is important that those who have lost a loved one in one of these accidents understand that they have options moving forward. It is essential that you speak with an attorney about how we can help you through this difficult time.

Motorcycle accidents happen due to many different reasons in the state of Pennsylvania. These collisions tend to occur due to reckless drivers engaged in acts like driver distractions, drunk driving, speeding, and more. Those who have lost somebody they love in an accident due to the outright negligence of another party might wonder what options are available for them. As you navigate the legal system on behalf of your loved one, you will also be grieving your losses and wonder how you can compensate for a variety of damages. These times can be especially stressful, which is why you should always have a wrongful death attorney in Pennsylvania by your side.

Our personal injury attorneys at are here to assist you after you have lost somebody close to you in a motorcycle accident. We understand that there is nothing more overwhelming than having to say goodbye to somebody you love due to the recklessness of another party. Luckily, with an attorney on your side, you can move forward during these devastating times. We will help you every step of the way so that you are not feeling alone. Please contact an accident attorney at (215) 731-9900 or by visiting us at to find out how we can help you.

Note: Independent sources were used to create this post including news stories, witness statements, social media posts, and first-hand accounts about the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident that are represented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you find incorrect information or would like the post to be removed, please contact us immediately.  We will correct the inaccurate information or will remove the post completely.

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.