Philadelphia, PA – Man Killed in Fatal Bicycle Crash on N Howard StPa Accident News
Philadelphia, PA (January 22, 2023) – A man was killed in a fatal bicycle accident that took place on Sunday night, January 22, in Philadelphia.
According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened around 8:33 p.m. at 1900 North Howard Street. Police confirmed that a man was riding his bicycle in the area when he was suddenly struck by the driver of a white box van due to reasons that are not fully known. The driver fled northbound without stopping at the scene or waiting for police.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A man in his 30s was riding the bicycle and was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. It is not believed that anyone else was hurt in the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident remains ongoing.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident.
Bicycle Accidents in Pennsylvania
Bicyclists are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads throughout the state of Pennsylvania. However, it is important to understand that bicycle accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents on our roads. In 2021, it was reported that approximately 24 bicyclists were killed in fatal accidents and many others were seriously injured. Bicycle accidents actually make up 1.1% of all traffic collisions that happen on our roads in Pennsylvania. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal bicycle accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Losing somebody you love in a bicycle accident can be a devastating event that you are not prepared for. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one. As you are grieving such immense losses, you may wonder how you will ever afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you and your family. You may also be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own following a fatal accident. This is why it is important that you speak with a skilled Philadelphia wrongful death attorney who can help you from start to finish when it comes to your claim.
The loss of a loved one can affect every aspect of your life, which is why our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here for you. We understand how difficult it can be to get back on your feet after a fatal accident, which is why we offer our support and resources to you when you need them the most. We will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects, such as the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
- Funeral and burial expenses
Please contact a bicycle accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 731-9900 to find out what we can do for you in your time of need.
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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.