Philadelphia, PA (August 31, 2022) – On Wednesday morning, August 31st, officers were reportedly dispatched to the site of a deadly motorcycle accident that took place in the greater Philadelphia region.
According to the Philadelphia Police Department, a motorcyclist was killed in a collision on Wednesday morning in the Bridesburg area. The incident reportedly occurred at 7:00 a.m. at the corner of Bridge Street and Tacony Street, near Interstate 95.
A preliminary police report stated that the collision between the motorcycle and the driver of a Toyota sedan caused the 41-year-old biker to be ejected from his bike.
His identity has not been disclosed, but he was declared dead at the site of the wreck. Police added that the Toyota’s driver was taken to the hospital, but their current status is unknown.
PPD authorities have encouraged any witnesses who may have additional knowledge on the crash’s circumstances to come forward.
Our hearts go out to the deceased man’s loved ones and family members. We also extend our thoughts and best wishes to the injured victim in hopes of their full recovery.
Motorcycle Accident Deaths in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, motorcycle accidents consistently rank among the state’s worst types of traffic incidents. And needless to say, these collisions are especially dangerous when they take place on main thoroughfares in densely-populated areas like Philadelphia.
The ramifications of these motorcycle accidents are, all too often, devastating. In point of fact, motorcycle accidents in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have 25 to 30 times the fatality rate of other types of motor vehicle collisions, according to recent NHTSA studies.
What’s more, one of the trickiest things a rider must do after an accident is to prove that the other party was at fault. You may find that an insurance provider will do everything in its power to reduce your claim, and the settlement such a company offers you will typically be well below what you are really owed.
Regrettably, you may feel like you have to do everything on your own while coping with an accident’s aftermath. From negotiations with third parties, including insurance companies, to managing mounting financial burdens, victims and their families may feel hopeless and unsure of where to turn after an accident. However, you may take advantage of a variety of legal options when seeking compensation after a motorcycle accident.
It’s essential to consult a lawyer specializing in Philadelphia motorcycle accidents. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys is here to assist. Whatever the circumstances of your claim, we are prepared to exhaust every option on your behalf.
Our seasoned staff will assist you in pursuing financial compensation for a variety of losses, including:
- Healthcare costs, both in the present and future
- Lost wages or loss of future earning potential, not to mention emotional distress
- Costs related to a death or burial
Due to the fact that motorcycles are far less secure than the typical passenger car, they may be among the most dangerous ways to travel. Furthermore, it is glaringly clear that motorcyclists who are involved in accidents typically have serious injuries, some of which may be fatal.
It goes without saying that, when you are the victim of a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you must contact an experienced attorney and learn more about your legal options immediately.
Luckily, you can count on us to be by your side through the entire process of your claim and case. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in Philadelphia, please contact (215) 600-0681 to speak with a qualified legal professional at Spear Greenfield.
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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