Philadelphia, PA – Man Killed in Tow Truck Accident at Chelten Ave & Ardleigh St

Philadelphia, PA – Man Killed in Tow Truck Accident at Chelten Ave & Ardleigh St

Philadelphia, PA (September 19, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal tow truck accident at a Philadelphia intersection on Sunday morning, September 18.

According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened around 2:45 a.m. at the intersection of Chelten Avenue and Ardleigh Street. A tow truck was speeding down Chelten and drove into the intersection at the same time as a passenger vehicle, which caused them to collide with one another. The tow truck T-boned the vehicle, which led to debris and glass scattered all over the middle of the intersection.

Several local responders in Philadelphia were immediately dispatched to the scene. The driver of the passenger vehicle, identified as a 51-year-old man, was ejected from his vehicle. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Nobody else was hurt in the accident.

Police confirmed that, following the initial collision, the tow truck driver slammed into at least three other vehicles that were parked in the area. The driver then got out of the vehicle and fled the scene.

The roadway was blocked at the intersection for a period of time. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues at this time.

We would like to offer our warmest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this collision.

Fatal Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania 

9/19 Philadelphia, PA – Man Killed in Tow Truck Accident at Chelten Ave & Ardleigh St Large trucks are involved in more accidents throughout the state of Pennsylvania than many other states in the U.S. In 2015, it was reported that approximately 7,465 large truck accidents took place within the state. Out of these accidents, 130 people lost their lives due to the reckless acts of others. The loss of a loved one is a reality that many families face every year in the state of Pennsylvania due to truck accidents. If you have lost someone close to you in a truck accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.

Losing somebody close to you in a truck accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. You may wonder how you are going to face a stressful truck accident on your own, especially if someone you love has been taken from you prematurely. As you grieve your losses, you should not have to worry about the financial aspects of your claim. There are many parties who could be at fault for a truck crash, such as the following:

  • Truck drivers
  • Truck companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Cargo loaders

If you have sustained immense losses in a truck accident, you should speak with a skilled Philadelphia truck accident attorney who has your best interests in mind.

At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our knowledgeable attorneys are here to help you after you and your family have lost someone close to you. Our attorneys will stand by your side every step of the way during these difficult times in your life. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can assist 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 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.

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