Stewartstown, PA – 9-Year-Old Killed in Dirt Bike Accident on Plank Rd
Stewartstown, PA (May 1, 2022) – Around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, April 30, a young boy was killed in a Stewartstown dirt bike accident.
According to local officials, the accident happened on Plank Road in Bedford County. A 9-year-old child was on a Kawasaki dirt bike and pulling out of a driveway to cross over onto Plank Road. A Nissan was traveling through the area and did not see the boy pulling out of the driveway, causing the two vehicles to forcefully collide.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The 9-year-old was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. Nobody inside the Nissan was hurt in the accident.
Due to the severity of the accident, the roadway was blocked in the area for a period of time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. Police will update with more information as it is available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Dirt Bike Accidents
Dirt bike accidents and those involving ATVs can be extremely severe in nature. The fortunate fact is that they do not happen as commonly as other accidents on our roads. The unfortunate fact is that, when they do, they tend to lead to some of the most extensive harm. In fact, these accidents sometimes take the lives of those involved when they do occur. Drivers of passenger vehicles are supposed to always be on the lookout for the drivers of vehicles who are more vulnerable than them. Those on dirt bikes and ATVs have no protection from harm, which means that lives can be taken in the blink of an eye. If you have lost someone you love in a dirt bike accident, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney immediately.
The loss of a loved one in a collision can leave you in a difficult position. If you have lost someone you love, an attorney will be able to answer any questions that you have. For instance, what types of deadlines will you be required to meet when it comes to moving forward with a claim? What evidence do you need to prove that another party is at fault for an accident? Will your claim be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? These are questions that you can answer with the help of a Stewartstown wrongful death attorney on your side.
Stewartstown Dirt Bike Accident Attorneys
Facing the aftermath of a wrongful death claim can be difficult to do on your own, which is why our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here for you. We understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a fatal dirt bike accident on your own. Losing somebody close to you can leave you in a difficult financial position and you should only have to worry about how you will grieve the loss of your loved one. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve at this time. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Stewartstown at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can help 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.