Richmond Township, PA (January 11, 2024) – Fleetwood Police are investigating a fatal crash that took the life of a teen in Richmond Township.
Police were called to the 1000 block of Richmond Road around 7:30 a.m. Thursday for a report of a vehicle accident. Authorities say a car, driven by an 18-year-old man, was traveling south on Richmond Road when it collided with another vehicle just before an area intersection.
The teen driver was transported by ambulance to Reading Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Other victims were assessed at the scene, though the total number of people involved is unknown. The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Fleetwood Police or Crime Alert Berks County.
Fatal Vehicle Accidents in Pennsylvania
According to data collected from Pennsylvania roadways over the last year, rear-end crashes are the second most prevalent car accident. More than 20,000 incidents each year involving several vehicles are reported in Pennsylvania, so drivers there should exercise extra caution.
Reckless driving is a frequent cause of accidents. In Pennsylvania, cars disregarding traffic lights are the primary cause of rear-end accidents. Sometimes, it’s easy to see who’s at blame in a rear-end incident, but other times, it might be more complicated.
In a rear-end collision, the degree of injury is largely determined by the vehicle’s speed that caused the collision. Most rear-end collisions occur when one motorist suddenly stops, sending the vehicle in front of them careening into oncoming traffic.
If you were injured in a rear-end collision, the negligent driver who caused the wreck in question should cover your medical expenses and lost income. Unfortunately, when a policyholder is seriously hurt or even rendered permanently disabled due to a vehicle accident, the insurance company may attempt to avoid paying for the policyholder’s long-term care or lost income and future earning potential, despite their lack of fault in contributing to a wreck.
For these reasons and more, if you’ve been in a car accident in Philadelphia or anywhere else in Pennsylvania, Spear Greenfield is here to help. If you’ve been in a car accident in Pennsylvania, call us at (215) 600-0681. If you need the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Lower Merion who is well-versed in Commonwealth law, contact our team.
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