Philadelphia, PA – One Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on E Erie AveLawPaWriter
Philadelphia, PA (November 25, 2020) – Around 11 a.m. on Tuesday afternoon, November 24, one person was killed in a fatal tractor-trailer accident in Philadelphia.
The accident took place at 600 East Erie Avenue when two women and two men were in a sedan driving west when their vehicle struck a tractor-trailer that was parked in the area. The accident led to extensive damages.
Paramedics and fire crews were dispatched to the scene of the accident to help those with injuries. A 23-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with critical injuries while a 30-year-old woman and a man were both hospitalized with extremely critical injuries.
A second man, whose age is not yet known, was taken to Einstein Medical Center. He passed away due to his injuries while there.
The roadway was blocked in multiple lanes around the area of the crash.
The investigation into the accident is currently ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Truck accidents are some of the most severe accidents on our roads that lead to some of the most catastrophic results, including fatalities, every year in the state of Pennsylvania. In just one day’s time, it is estimated that approximately 3 lives are taken as a result of truck accidents within the state. Truck accidents happen due to many different reasons including drowsy driving, distracted driving, and more. Because truck drivers spend an extended amount of time on our roads every day, one of these accidents can occur in the blink of an eye.
Pennsylvania truck accidents are typically so severe due to the fact that trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads. Truck drivers are supposed to be some of the most skilled drivers on our roads, which means that these accidents do not happen as commonly as many other collisions on our roads. Other parties could be responsible for truck accidents as well, including trucking companies, cargo loaders, manufacturers, and more. If you have lost someone you love in one of these accidents, you should have the help of a Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney on your side.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our skilled and dedicated accident attorneys have dedicated our lives to assisting those who have lost loved ones in Pennsylvania truck accidents. We understand how traumatic the aftermath of a truck accident can be and offer our help to you when you need it the most. Our attorneys will help you gain compensation for a wide array of aspects in your time of need. Please contact an accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 for more information on how we can assist you.
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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.