Springfield, PA – Couple Killed in Fatal Accident at PA-309 & Springfield St
Springfield, PA (September 26, 2022) – An elderly couple was killed in a fatal car accident that took place at an intersection in Springfield on Friday afternoon, September 23.
According to Upper Bucks County officials, the accident happened around 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of PA-309 and Springfield Street. Police confirmed that two vehicles collided with each other at the intersection due to reasons that are not yet known. One of the vehicles ended up crashing into the front of a store, which was identified as Dreamstone Granite & Marble. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage in the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. A couple from Upper Saucon Township died in the accident. The driver of one of the vehicles, identified as 73-year-old Judith Rutherford, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband, identified as 83-year-old Robert Rutherford, was seriously injured and hospitalized but tragically passed away at the hospital.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for a period of time as police worked to clear the scene and debris.
No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victims of this accident.
Fatal Accidents in Pennsylvania
Car accidents happen every hour of the day throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Though many of these accidents lead to injuries, others are incredibly severe and take the lives of those involved. In 2018, it was reported that 1,190 people were killed in fatal car accidents throughout Pennsylvania, which was actually the third lowest number of fatalities on record in the state. Losing somebody close to you in a fatal collision can impact your life in many ways. If you have faced these losses, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust.
It is never easy to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. If you have sustained these losses, speaking with a Springfield car accident attorney can leave you in the best position possible. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one in an accident, you should never have to worry about bills that keep adding up. The aftermath of a fatal accident can be stressful, as wrongful death claims are known for being incredibly complex. This is why you should speak with a Springfield wrongful death attorney that you can trust.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to assist you after you have lost someone close to you in an accident. You and your family have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused your family in the event of a fatal accident. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for several aspects, which include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of future income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Springfield at (215) 731-9900 for more information on how we can assist you.
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Disclaimer: As well-respected members 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.