Philadelphia, PA (July 22, 2023) – Two SEPTA buses crashed on Friday afternoon in the Rhawnhurst area of Northeast Philadelphia, killing one passenger and injuring more than a dozen others.
The deceased victim, a 72-year-old man, was a resident of the Castor area. The incident occurred on Roosevelt Boulevard near Shelmire Avenue at about noon, only a short distance from the victim’s residence.
Fourteen individuals were hurt in the crash, two of them seriously. One of the bus drivers is also in critical condition, according to the police.
In the interim, the inquiry is ongoing, according to the Philadelphia Police Department and SEPTA.
No further details have been released, but officers did ask witnesses for their help in the investigation.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the deceased man’s family. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their loved ones at this time.
Commercial Bus Crashes in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, there has been an increase in the number of recorded events involving huge trucks in recent years. The number of people killed or seriously injured in incidents involving commercial vehicles has increased to an all-time high. Furthermore, statistics indicate a near 51% rise in commercial vehicle-related fatalities in Pennsylvania between 2011 and 2021.
Every year, many people in Pennsylvania lose their lives because of incidents involving commercial vehicles.
This is emphasized when a bus and a car full of passengers share the road. If a loved one was lost in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, you should speak with a lawyer who will fight hard for your rights.
Losing someone you care about in a commercial vehicle accident is one of the worst things that can happen in life. It is advisable to discuss your options with an attorney after a serious injury.
After suffering the loss of a loved one due to an accident, the last thing you need is financial pressure caused by the carelessness of others. When a family member is killed in an accident with a commercial vehicle in Pennsylvania, it is important to seek the advice of a qualified wrongful death attorney.
Should you find yourself in need of legal representation following a serious injury, Spear Greenfield is here to help. At every stage, our company will be present to answer your questions and guide you through the intricacies of American law and process.
Please know you have our undivided attention and care as you face this difficult time. Contact our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at (215) 600-0681 if you or a loved one has been hurt in a car crash.
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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