Lower Merion Township, PA (December 30, 2023) – A vehicle crashed into a group of pedestrians in Lower Merion, Montgomery County, on Saturday afternoon, killing a mother and her unborn child and injuring several others.
The collision at the intersection of Bryn Mawr Avenue and West Rock Hill Road took place around 3:00 p.m. in the aftermath. Two parked vehicles and five people were hit by the suspect driver, according to the police. Per authorities, a pregnant woman and her unborn child tragically passed away at the hospital after suffering injuries in the incident. The four other pedestrians hit were rushed to a local hospital with unknown injuries. The cause of the accident is still being determined, and it’s unclear if citations or charges are pending.
We offer our sincere condolences to the family members of the deceased victims. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their complete recovery.
Fatal Vehicle Accidents in Pennsylvania
According to data collected from Pennsylvania roadways over the last year, rear-end crashes are the second most prevalent 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 disregarding 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 vehicle’s speed 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 negligent driver who caused the wreck in question should cover your medical expenses and lost income. Unfortunately, when a policyholder is seriously hurt or even 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, despite their lack of fault in contributing to a wreck.
For these reasons and more, 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, call us at (215) 600-0681. If you need the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Lower Merion who is well-versed in Commonwealth law, contact our team.
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