Allentown, PA (December 10, 2023) – The Allentown police department reported two fatalities after an early Sunday vehicle crash.
At around 1:15 a.m. in the morning, in the 300 block of West Hamilton Street, the incident reportedly took place. According to Assistant Police Chief Michael Becker, who was a first responder, two pedestrians were discovered seriously injured as a result of the collision, and they were sent to the hospital by ambulance. The man and a woman, both in their 40s, were declared dead at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. The driver of the vehicle allegedly fled the scene. Authorities in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, have said that they are collaborating with the district attorney’s office and coroner’s office to conduct an ongoing investigation.
We offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victims’ loved ones. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.
Fatalities in Pennsylvania Accidents
According to data collected from Pennsylvania roadways over the last year, rear-end crashes are the second most prevalent kind of car accident. More than 20,000 incidents each year involving several vehicles are reported in Pennsylvania, so drivers there should exercise extra caution.
Reckless driving is a frequent cause of accidents. In Pennsylvania, cars that disregard traffic lights are the primary cause of rear-end accidents. Sometimes, it’s easy to see who’s at blame in a rear-end incident, but other times, it might be more complicated.
In a rear-end collision, the degree of injury is largely determined by the speed of the vehicle that caused the collision. Most rear-end collisions occur when one motorist suddenly stops, sending the vehicle in front of them careening into oncoming traffic.
If you were injured in a rear-end collision, the irresponsible driver should cover your medical expenses and lost income. If a policyholder is rendered permanently disabled due to a vehicle accident, the insurance company may attempt to avoid paying for the policyholder’s long-term care or lost income and future earning potential.
If you’ve been in a car accident in Philadelphia or anywhere else in Pennsylvania, Spear Greenfield is here to help. If you’ve been in a car accident in Pennsylvania, give us a call at (215) 600-0681. If you need the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Allentown who is well-versed in Commonwealth law, get in touch with our team.
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