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Philadelphia, PA – UPDATE: Teen Dies After Being Hit By Dirt Bike Rider on Allegheny Ave

May 18, 2022

Philadelphia, PA (May 18, 2022) – A teenager who was hit and critically injured by a dirt bike rider in Philadelphia on Sunday evening died from his injuries late Tuesday morning, May 17.

The teen, a 17-year-old male who was on his skateboard at the time of the incident, was struck by the dirt bike rider around 10:30 p.m. on Allegheny Avenue, located in Philadelphia’s Fairhill neighborhood.

Officers said their initial investigation suggested that the male dirt bike rider was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed and doing wheelies in the street when he hit the victim and fled the scene shortly thereafter.

Emergency medical techs rushed the critically injured teenager to Temple University Hospital, where he died late Tuesday morning.

Philadelphia Police officers released footage of the wreck, along with images of the dirt bike rider. The rider is described as a male and was wearing a helmet, a white t-shirt, a red bandanna, and black pants. He also appeared to have minor injuries, per the crash footage.

Anybody with additional information is asked to contact the police right away.

Our sincerest condolences and thoughts go out to the loved ones of the deceased victim.

Pennsylvania Pedestrian Accident Fatalities

On the streets throughout our nation, pedestrians are seen as being very vulnerable and the most susceptible to danger, and this is especially true in cities with dense populations. From Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and beyond, major metro areas in the Commonwealth see thousands of pedestrians and bustling foot traffic that make these incidents all the more commonplace. In 2020 alone, sadly, state officials noted that approximately 155 pedestrians died after accidents occurring throughout Pennsylvania.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, or if a family member has died as a consequence of their injuries, you may have questions and concerns that can only be addressed by an experienced Philadelphia pedestrian accident attorney.

What’s more, when you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be wondering how you’ll ever be able to go back to your old self.

Fortunately, you’re never on your own when it comes to dealing with the stressful aftermath of a pedestrian collision. A Philadelphia accident lawyer who is looking out for your best interests is essential if you or a member of your family has been seriously injured or killed due to someone else’s carelessness.

Plus, our personal injury attorneys at Spear Greenfield will happily assist you in any manner we can. We will stop at nothing to help you get back on your feet and go on with your life after an accident that has left you severely injured or resulted in the death of your loved one. We are aware of the emotional and financial toll that these horrific occurrences have on the victims and their families.

Call (215) 600-0681 and find out more about how our Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyer can aid you if you’ve been impacted by one of these instances. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our compassionate, caring legal team, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

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.