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Philadelphia, PA – Update: Driver Killed in Fatal Car Crash Involving Tire on I-95

April 9, 2022

Philadelphia, PA (April 9, 2022) – Around 12:30 a.m. on Friday morning, a driver was killed in a fatal car accident in Philadelphia. The victim of the accident has since been identified by police.

According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened in the southbound lanes of I-95 around the area of Front Street and Broad Street. A tire flew off of a pickup truck that was traveling on the highway and bounced against the median. It then struck the windshield of a car that was traveling southbound, trapping them inside and causing them to crash.

Paramedics and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. The victim inside the struck vehicle was trapped inside their car and had to be extricated by fire crews. They were transported to Jefferson University Hospital and pronounced dead while there. The victim has since been identified as a 37-year-old man from Upper Darby who has three children and worked as an Uber driver.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured and remained at the scene. It is not known if they would face any charges.

The roadway was blocked in several lanes as police worked to clear the scene.

No further details have been released but the investigation continues. Police will update with more information as it is 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 single day in Pennsylvania, with a large percentage of these collisions happening in major cities. Philadelphia, especially, sees a large number of car accidents due to reckless drivers. In just 2016 alone, it was estimated that 12,189 car accidents took place in Philadelphia County alone. Out of these accidents, 100 or more people lost their lives. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal car accident, you and your family have options moving forward.

The aftermath of a fatal car accident can be a difficult thing for you and your family to handle. If your life has been turned upside-down due to one of these accidents, you should have the assistance of a Philadelphia car accident attorney on your side. An attorney will be able to play an important role in your claim. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you should not have to worry about the bills that pile up. You have options and should speak with a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney immediately.

Philadelphia Wrongful Death Attorneys 

At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal car accidents. Having an attorney on your side can ensure that you know what options you have. On top of this, an attorney will be able to answer any questions that you may have moving forward. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects, including some of the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial costs

We are here to help you every step of the way during these challenging times. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 600-0681 for more information on how we can assist you.

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 medial 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.