Chichester Township, PA (November 4, 2023) – One person is dead after a disabled vehicle was struck on Interstate 95 in Delaware County on Saturday.
It happened at approximately 5:30 a.m. on the northbound lanes of the highway in Upper Chichester Township, Pennsylvania. According to state police, a car was sitting in the travel lane on I-95 after being disabled from a previous crash.
Another car traveling north on I-95 then struck the disabled vehicle on its driver’s side. Due to the impact, both vehicles came to a final stop in the right lane and right shoulder.
The operator of the disabled vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released the victim’s identity but say they were 36 years old.
The second driver who struck the victim only suffered minor injuries.
No further details have been provided, but an investigation is ongoing at this time.
Our deepest condolences are extended to the loved ones of the deceased victim. Our thoughts go out to the injured victim and their loved ones in hopes of their full recovery.
Deadly Vehicle Crashes in Pennsylvania
Accidents involving automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, and buses happen daily in the Garden State. Thousands of individuals are tragically killed or wounded every year in these incidents, despite efforts by the government, automakers, and traffic experts to promote safe driving.
Car accidents in Pennsylvania are a leading source of death and serious injury. Over 128,000 accidents were reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in 2018, according to its figures. Injuries from these accidents totaled 78,000. More than 4,500 were seriously hurt, while another 33,500 were wounded but not seriously. PennDOT also documented alcohol-related collisions in 2018, in addition to fatal crashes. At least one driver in around 331 car accidents had a BAC over the legal limit of.08%.
Increases in traffic accidents occur despite better car and road safety, posing a threat to all drivers.
Fortunately, the law may provide some remedies if an accident causes you harm. Contact an attorney who has handled situations similar to yours as soon as possible. If you want your legal team to have enough time to gather evidence, arrange the facts of your case, and build a sound claim on your behalf, it’s ideal to obtain legal counsel and skilled assistance as soon as possible.
And if there are any other parties involved, like your insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company, your lawyer will handle all of it for you. An experienced attorney can negotiate with these parties and will even contact your insurance company to inquire about coverage and your rightful compensation, even if you were not at fault.
Talk to a personal injury attorney in Pennsylvania immediately if you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault. Regardless of the specifics of your accident, the lawyers at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys are ready to defend your rights and ensure a smooth recovery. After an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s normal to feel confused, frustrated, and angry; nevertheless, you can rest assured that we will be there for you every step.
For more information on how our Chichester accident attorneys may help you and your loved ones, please call (215) 600-0681.
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 media 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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