Philadelphia, PA – Nyier Cunningham Killed in Bicycle Crash on 52nd St near Wyalusing AvePa Accident News
Philadelphia, PA (July 22, 2022) – Bicyclist Nyier Cunningham has lost his life following a crash early Friday morning in Philadelphia. At around 1 a.m., the Philadelphia Police Department was notified that a crash occurred on North 52nd Street that required assistance.
PPD arrived at the scene and located Cunningham, 28, on the sidewalk near North 52nd Street and Wyalusing Avenue. Cunningham was suffering from traumatic injuries to his head and torso.
Preliminary investigations found that Cunningham was riding his bicycle in the vicinity when he was struck by a dark-colored pickup truck, possibly a Dodge Ram. The driver fled the scene without stopping, leaving Cunningham on the sidewalk.
He was rushed to an area hospital for treatment but ended up passing away from his injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by the Philadelphia Police Department at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Nyier Cunningham at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Pennsylvania
Every year, thousands of people riding bicycles end up suffering fatal injuries in motor vehicle accidents across the United States. These accidents account for more than 2% of total fatal traffic accidents across the country annually. Here in the state of Pennsylvania, bicycle accidents make a 1.6% of all fatal accidents.
Losing a loved one due to a bicycle accident can be quite challenging. Families often have to deal with towering financial consequences related to lost earnings, funeral expenses, and more. When victims lose their lives due to these accidents, families may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim against the person at fault. A wrongful death lawyer in Philadelphia will provide you with the best opportunity of holding the negligent driver to account for your loved one’s passing.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our bicycle accident lawyers in Philadelphia can help your family get justice. We have extensive experience and success when it comes to litigation wrongful death claims for our clients. We have helped families in Philadelphia and across the state pursue legal actions against negligent parties, so they are able to get justice.
We firmly believe that families should never be forced to endure overwhelming financial suffering after enduring the loss of a loved one. For this reason, our team at Edelstein Martin & Nelson remains committed to helping each person we work with truly get justice. We can help your family obtain the outcome you need, deserve, and expect for your wrongful death claim.
Feel free to reach out to our Pennsylvania personal injury law firm today by calling (215) 731-9900. We are able to schedule a free consultation with your family at your earliest convenience to help you get justice for your loved one.
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