Philadelphia, PA – Kevin St Clair Killed in Crash on Henry AvePa Accident News
Philadelphia, PA (November 9, 2023) – A former schoolteacher at the JR Masterman School lost his life as a result of a multi-vehicle accident while riding his bicycle on Monday evening.
Official news reports indicate that 65-year-old Kevin St. Clair was riding his bicycle on Wises Mills Road around 7:00 p.m. on November 6. After entering the intersection with Henry Avenue, he made a right turn and proceeded through the 7500 block of the roadway.
At the same time, a black 2015 Chrysler was traveling south on the roadway and struck the bicyclist.
The rider was knocked off of his bicycle. He landed in the northbound lane of Henry Avenue and was struck by a 2021 Toyota.
St. Clair suffered severe injuries in the crash. He was transported by ambulance to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he passed away from his injuries.
The driver of the Chrysler also suffered injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the injured victim makes a full recovery.
Our condolences go out to the family of Kevin St. Clair at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Pennsylvania
Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that nearly 1000 bicyclists are killed annually as a result of automobile accidents in the United States. Here in Pennsylvania, we see a significant number of innocent riders lose their lives as a result of negligent drivers.
One significant cause is negligent or reckless behavior by motorists who fail to share the road safely with cyclists. Inattentive driving, such as texting while behind the wheel or ignoring traffic signals, poses a considerable risk to bicyclists. Additionally, poor infrastructure design that lacks proper bike lanes or fails to accommodate cyclists adequately increases the chances of fatal accidents. Other frequent causes include speeding drivers who may not have enough time to react when encountering bicycles and intoxicated motorists whose impaired judgment puts vulnerable cyclists at serious risk.
Regrettably, bicyclists are at a disadvantage due to the fact that they have very little protection during accidents. As a result, the chances of suffering severe and fatal injuries are drastically increased. If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal bicycle accident, your family may have legal options available. It is important for you to reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Philadelphia right away.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP, we are dedicated to providing compassionate support and aggressive representation for families in their time of need. Our experienced attorneys will fight tirelessly to seek justice and secure the financial compensation you deserve after such a tragic loss. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal crash caused by another driver’s actions, do not hesitate to contact our Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyers by calling (215) 731-9900 for a free consultation. Let us help guide you through this difficult time and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.