Philadelphia, PA – Steven Thompson Killed in Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash on Levick St
Philadelphia, PA (February 20, 2023) – A man was killed, and several others were injured in a fatal collision that took place in Philadelphia on the morning of Monday, February 20.
According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened around 1:35 a.m. at 2700 Levick Street. Police confirmed that a Chevrolet was traveling north on Roosevelt while an Audi was traveling in the same direction. Both of the vehicles turned east onto Levick Street when the Chevrolet suddenly ran into a metal pole and was rear-ended by the driver of the Audi. Both vehicles were extensively damaged as a result.
Several Philadelphia responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A passenger in the back of the Chevrolet, identified as 21-year-old Steven Thompson, was tragically pronounced deceased after being rushed to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital. Another passenger in the vehicle, identified as a 20-year-old male, was rushed to Einstein Medical Center with critical injuries.
Police also confirmed that two people inside the Chevrolet sustained minor injuries. They were identified as a 23-year-old driver and a 19-year-old front passenger. The driver and passenger in the Audi, both identified as 21-year-olds, were hospitalized and are also expected to be okay.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic as police worked to clear the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the collision continues. Police will update with any new information as it is available.
Fatal Accidents in Pennsylvania
From the moment that you get behind the wheel of a car in Pennsylvania, you should know that there are many risks to your health and well-being. You may think that you will make it to your destination without harm, but the truth is serious injuries and fatalities stem from Pennsylvania car accidents every day. In just one recent year’s time, estimates showed that 168 people were injured each day, and 3 lives were lost in reported Pennsylvania car accidents. It is never easy to come to terms with the loss of a loved one whose life has been lost in a fatal collision. Family members should know that they have options during these difficult times.
As a family member, you have options after a loved one has been taken from you prematurely in a fatal car crash. As you are grieving your losses, you should not be faced with bills that you cannot handle entirely on your own. Even though wrongful death claims can be entirely complex, you have options during these difficult times. Speaking with a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney can help you move forward in your time of need.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal car accidents. There are many parties who could be qualified to bring a wrongful death claim, such as spouses or children. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages, such as the following:
- Medical expenses
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