State College, PA – Juan Osorio Killed in Bicycle Accident on Edgewood Circle
State College, PA (June 13, 2022) – One person was killed in a bicycle accident that took place in State College on Thursday evening, June 9.
According to State College officials, the accident happened around 7:54 p.m. on Edgewood Circle. A bicyclist, identified as 36-year-old Juan Osorio, was riding his bicycle on the local bike path when he entered the roadway. His bike was suddenly struck by a vehicle that was traveling in the area, being driven by a 16-year-old resident.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The bicyclist was immediately rushed to UPMC Altoona with a traumatic brain injury. He was tragically pronounced dead while there.
Due to the severity of the accident, a portion of the road was blocked in the area for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this horrific accident.
Bicycle Accidents in Pennsylvania
Though bicycle accidents do not happen nearly as commonly as other accidents, they do lead to some of the most catastrophic harm. Bicyclists have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. In 2017 alone, it was reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation that approximately 1,141 bicycle accidents took place within the state. Out of these accidents, only handfuls led to fatalities. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one in a bicycle collision. If you have sustained these immense losses, you may wonder where you and your family will turn. It is essential that you have the help of an attorney on your side during these difficult times.
Everybody who shares our roads in Pennsylvania is supposed to respect the rights of bicyclists. If a motorist is acting in a negligent way, it could lead to a serious accident in the blink of an eye. This could lead to a fatality within seconds. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should never have to worry about the stressful aftermath of a fatal bicycle accident entirely on your own. It is crucial that you speak with a State College wrongful death attorney that you can trust.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal bicycle crashes. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the event of an accident. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for an array of aspects, including the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future loss of earnings
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
We are here for you after you have lost someone close to you in an accident. Please contact a bicycle accident attorney in State College at (215) 731-9900 to find out 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.