Philadelphia, PA (April 14, 2022) – Around 5:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, April 14, one person was killed in a fatal car crash at a Philadelphia intersection.
According to Philadelphia Police, the accident took place at the intersection of Bustleton Avenue and Byberry Road. A red passenger vehicle was allegedly traveling north in the area when it struck a pickup truck that was headed southbound due to unknown reasons. The red vehicle then collided with a pole and separated into two. One of the pieces of the vehicle landed at a gas pump in a nearby gas station parking lot.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the red vehicle, identified only as a 44-year-old man, was rushed to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital but was tragically pronounced deceased while there. The 67-year-old male driver of the pickup truck was not hurt.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for a period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing. Police will update with more information as it becomes available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in Pennsylvania
Car accidents happen every day in Pennsylvania, some of which are minor and others that are incredibly severe and even fatal in nature. In 2020 alone, it is estimated that approximately 1,129 people were killed in fatal car accidents in Pennsylvania. These accidents can happen virtually anywhere but intersections are known for being some of the most common places. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a fatal car accident. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal crash, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney who has handled these claims in the past.
The loss of a loved one can leave you in a difficult position. If you have sustained these immense losses, you should have the help of a Philadelphia car accident attorney on your side. An attorney will be able to help you and your family during one of the most complicated and devastating times in your life. They can help you show that the following factors were present in your loved one’s accident:
- A driver owed a duty of care
- A driver breached their duty of care
- The breach in duty led to your loved one’s accident
- The accident led to the fatality and other damages
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, you should speak with a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
Philadelphia Wrongful Death Attorneys
Our attorneys at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys are here for you after you have lost someone close to you in a fatal car accident. We understand how overwhelming a fatal crash can be on both emotional and financial levels. Having an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected during one of the most difficult times in your life. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 600-0681 for more information on how we can help you.
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