Richland, PA – One Dead in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Rt 309

May 24, 2022

Richland, PA (May 23, 2022) – One person was killed during a collision involving multiple vehicles in Bucks County on Friday, May 20th.

The incident occurred at about 1:00 p.m. on Route 309, about one mile south of Tollgate Road, in Richland Township.

The Bucks County Coroner confirms they were dispatched to the scene.

It is unclear whether anyone else was injured.

An autopsy has been scheduled for the female victim.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Rear-End Accidents in Pennsylvania

Richland, PA - One Dead in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Rt 309

Rear-end vehicle collisions account for more than 20% of all motor vehicle accidents in the state of Pennsylvania. Although a lot of rear-end collisions, also known as fender benders can seem trivial when they first occur and are certainly less serious than a head-on crash, painful and debilitating injuries can still develop several days after the impact.

Some rear-end crashes are extremely violent and cause critical injuries and even fatalities, particularly if the collision involved a tractor-trailer.

These kinds of accidents can be caused by a lot of factors, like drivers who are distracted by making phone calls, texting, programming their car’s GPS system, and reaching for objects inside their vehicle. The most common causes of rear-end accidents, however, are drivers traveling at excessive speeds, backing out of parking spaces or driveways without looking, following too closely to the car in front of them, stopping suddenly for red-light cameras, and inclement weather conditions.

If you sustained significant injuries in a rear-end accident for which you were not to blame, you should not be on the hook for the damages caused by a stack of medical bills or time off of work.

In many cases, insurance providers will pay for a few essential medical treatments, but will do anything to avoid covering disabilities, long-term care, or lost income.

The attorneys at Spear Greenfield are here for you through every step of the legal process. Please reach out to one of our rear-end car crash attorneys in Pennsylvania at (215) 600-0681 for the help you deserve in your time of need.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources to produce this post including local and state media and news sources, local and state police incident reports, social medial platforms as well as eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Pennsylvania. For that reason, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys as soon as possible so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. A post will be removed upon request. 

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