Philadelphia, PA – Man Loses Life in Dump Truck Crash on Rising Sun AvePa Accident News
Philadelphia, PA (September 21, 2023) – A man lost his life as a result of a crash that took place on Wednesday in Philadelphia.
Just after 12:00 p.m. on September 20, the police were called to the scene of an accident on Rising Sun Avenue.
According to reports provided by the Philadelphia Police Department, a 68-year-old male was exiting a septa bus in the 4300 block of Rising Sun Avenue. For unknown reasons, he was struck by a dump truck.
The driver of the dump truck remained at the scene.
The pedestrian was severely hurt in the crash. He was transported by ambulance to Temple University Hospital, where he passed away from his injuries at approximately 1241 p.m.
At this time, the Philadelphia Police Department is investigating.
Our condolences are with the family of the man who died in this crash.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Pennsylvania
Fatal accidents in Pennsylvania claim the lives of nearly 21 people every week in Pennsylvania. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable and likely to suffer severe and fatal injuries and accidents due to being unprotected. Unfortunately, we see many people lose their lives due to drivers who fail to operate their vehicles in a safe and effective manner. Some of the leading factors in fatal collisions that are reported across our state include:
- Inexperienced Drivers
- Distracted Driving
- Running Red Lights/Stop Signs
- Impaired Driving
- Reckless Driving
Unfortunately, we continue to see innocent people lose their lives as a result of collisions at an alarming rate. The loss of a loved one can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Many families are forced to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional consequences. To make matters even worse, they often face significant financial burdens that make it even more challenging to move forward.
After losing a loved one in a motor vehicle collision, families are encouraged to reach out to a Philadelphia wrongful death lawyer immediately. Families may be able to take legal action against the responsible party and seek financial compensation for the losses and damages that they face. It is crucial to act quickly to ensure your family has the best chance of maximizing your recovery.
Edelstein, Martin & Nelson’s dedicated and knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorneys are passionate about getting you the justice and maximum compensation that you deserve. We understand how difficult it can be to deal with the aftermath of a fatal accident that claimed the life of your loved one, which is why we strive to make sure everything runs smoothly during your case. If you have been affected by a fatal motor vehicle collision, then contact our Philadelphia personal injury law firm today at (215) 731-9900 and let us help secure your rights for maximum compensation.