Philadelphia, PA – Off-Duty Officer Killed in Fatal Accident on Bustleton Ave

Philadelphia, PA – Off-Duty Officer Killed in Fatal Accident on Bustleton Ave

Philadelphia, PA (June 25, 2022) – On Thursday, June 23, an off-duty officer was killed in a fatal car accident that took place at an intersection in Philadelphia.

According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened before midnight at the intersection of Bustleton Avenue and Rennard Street. Police confirmed that an 18-year-old driver was traveling in the area in a BMW with two teenage passengers. The driver was allegedly traveling at high speeds when their vehicle slammed into a Hyundai that was being driven by a 50-year-old police officer who had just finished their night shift. He was in his personal vehicle when it was T-boned by the BMW.

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The officer was rushed to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital with severe injuries. He was tragically pronounced dead upon arrival. None of the people inside the BMW sustained injuries in the accident.

The roadway was blocked in several lanes at the intersection for some time after the accident. The scene was quickly cleared by police.

No further details have been released but the investigation continues.

We would like to offer our warmest sympathies to those who have lost a loved one in this accident.

Fatal Accidents in Pennsylvania 

6/25 Philadelphia, PA – Off-Duty Officer Killed in Fatal Accident on Bustleton Ave Car accidents happen within seconds throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Though many of these accidents will be described as fender-benders, others can be incredibly severe and even take the lives of those involved. In 2020, it was reported that approximately 1,129 people were killed in fatal car accidents and many others sustained injuries. It is never easy to face the aftermath of an accident, especially when a loved one has unexpectedly been taken from you. Speaking with a legal advocate during these difficult times can help you get back on your feet, just as your family needs.

Many individuals do not know where they can turn when they find out that a loved one has been taken from them in an accident. When you know that your loved one has been taken from you due to careless acts, bringing legal action against them is the best way to move forward and get back on your feet. This allows you time to grieve and not have to worry as the bills continue to pile up. If you have sustained these enormous losses, you should be prepared to speak with a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.

At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys have aggressively fought to protect your rights after a fatal collision. You may have many things on your mind after you have faced these extensive losses, which is why our attorneys are here for you. You should never be obligated to bring a claim by yourself during these already-challenging times. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation you need for a wide array of aspects, including the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering

Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options are available for 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 a well-respected member 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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