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Philadelphia, PA – Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident Involving Tow Truck at Chelten Ave & Ardleigh St

Philadelphia, PA - Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident Involving Tow Truck at Chelten Ave & Ardleigh St
September 19, 2022

Philadelphia, PA (September 19, 2022) – Philadelphia police say a man is dead after a hit-and-run crash in Germantown on Sunday morning, and the search is on for a tow truck driver who was apparently involved.

The collision occurred just after 2:00 a.m. on Sunday near East Chelten Avenue and Ardleigh Street. According to police, a tow truck ran a red light and collided with the 51-year-old man’s car, killing him. Per authorities, the impact was so severe that it also damaged three other automobiles parked along the road.

Witnesses informed police they witnessed the tow truck driver fleeing the area. However, the investigation into the accident’s causes is still ongoing. The investigation is still underway, but investigators have requested that anyone with information come forward.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.

Pennsylvania’s Car Crash and Injury Rate

Rear-end accidents were the second most frequent kind of accident involving two vehicles in Pennsylvania in 2014. Every driver should be extremely careful on Pennsylvania’s roadways, where over 20,000 accidents involving several vehicles occur annually in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth.

Careless driving almost always results in a collision with the car ahead of you. Disobeying stop signs is the leading cause of rear-end crashes in Pennsylvania. In some cases, it is evident who is to blame for a rear-end accident, while in others, the events leading up to the disaster are unknown.

When the front of an automobile is damaged, it is customary to disregard the back. However, deadly outcomes in instances like head-on collisions are still possible. Accidents of any severity, especially those at the back, may result in serious injury and expensive property damage.

When another car hits you from behind, the severity of your injuries is mostly decided by the other vehicle’s speed at the moment of impact. The majority of rear-end crashes occur when one driver abruptly stops, forcing the car behind them to collide with them. Furthermore, even at low speeds, fender benders may result in severe injuries. For example, when the seat belt is fastened, the seat reclines automatically. If you hit your seat or headrest while driving quickly, you might face serious repercussions, some of which may not become apparent for hours or days.

If you were not at fault for the accident but had serious injuries as a result, the person who caused the collision may be forced to pay your medical expenses and lost income.

If a driver is permanently disabled as a result of their injuries, an insurance company may look for loopholes to avoid paying for long-term care or lost income and earning potential. Even if the victims’ injuries were not their fault, businesses and major insurance conglomerates might try to avoid paying in order to protect their bottom line.

Spear Greenfield will help you in and out of court, whether in Philadelphia or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, to fully resolve your claim. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a car accident in Pennsylvania, contact us at (215) 600-0681; we’ll put you in touch with an attorney who is well-versed in Pennsylvania law and will work hard to build a strong case in your favor.

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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