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Philadelphia, PA – One Dead After Colliding With Vehicle, Tree on Broad St

May 22, 2022

Philadelphia, PA (May 21, 2022) – A man was killed during a two-vehicle crash that caused one car to spin out of control on the morning of Saturday, May 21st.

According to police, a 38-year-old man driving a Chevy Equinox northbound along Broad Street was involved in a collision with an oncoming Chevy Suburban when the driver attempted to make a lefthand turn in front of him.

The impact caused the Equinox to spin out, striking a tree and a utility pole. The driver was pronounced dead on the scene. His identity has not been released pending family notification.

The driver of the Suburban, a 68-year-old male, and his 72-year-old female passenger, were both in stable condition.

Officers have said that, although the crash is still under investigation, charges are pending.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim (Use the name of the victim if we have it) at this time.

Liability in Pennsylvania Failure to Yield Accidents

Philadelphia, PA - One Dead After Colliding With Vehicle, Tree on Broad St

If you have been injured in a failure to yield crash and want to pursue damages from the negligent driver, you will be required to establish fault for the collision. Failing to yield definitely constitutes negligence and, if successfully proven, would mean that the at-fault driver is liable for your injuries and damages.

Establishing fault can be relatively simple in situations where the negligent driver failed to yield the right of way and struck the victim but it is much more difficult to prove in cases where the victim is the one that hit the vehicle that failed to yield.

If the at-fault driver has availed themselves of even the most rudimentary lawyer, they will attempt to make the most of a confusing situation and claim that you were fully or partially to blame because you were the driver of the striking vehicle. If the respondent is successful in pinning any portion of fault on you, it will negatively affect the amount of compensation you are entitled to.

You can help verify your version of events with various kinds of evidence, including:

  • Pictures or videos of the collision scene, especially ones that show where the vehicles are positioned or any debris that was scattered
  • Statements from witnesses
  • A copy of your police report
  • Pictures of the damaged vehicles

Our law firm has the necessary resources to fully investigate your accident and help you build a solid case.

After you or a family member has been injured or killed as the result of a failure to yield accident caused by a negligent driver, the personal injury lawyers at Spear Greenfield are prepared to make sure that your road to recovery is as quick and easy as it can possibly be. You can call us anytime at (215) 600-0681 to speak with an experienced auto injury attorney in Pennsylvania.

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. 

Disclaimer: The photos used in this post were not taken at this accident scene. All information contained in this post is informational and not intended to be considered legal or medical advice. This post is not a solicitation for business.