Northeast Philadelphia Car Crash Claims One Life
Police are investigating an accident that claimed the life of a 27-year-old man. He died in a three-car crash on Academy Road in Northeast Philadelphia last week. According to this article on Philly.com, a 2008 Honda Civic and a 1996 Honda Civic were traveling side-by-side northbound on Academy Road.
A woman was driving the newer car in the right lane, while a man was driving the older Civic in the left lane. According to the article, the drivers know each other personally.
The newer Civic veered to the left, striking the older car. Both vehicles then crossed the double yellow center line into oncoming traffic. The newer car collided head-on with a southbound 2007 Mazda 3. The 27-year-old driver of the Mazda suffered fatal injuries in the collision.
Investigators believe that one of the northbound vehicles may have been traveling in excess of the posted speed limit.
Every day throughout the country families are devastated when innocent loved ones die as the result of traffic accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 33,963 auto accident related fatalities in the United States in 2009, about 30% of traffic fatalities involved alcohol.
The Philadelphia Pennsylvania traffic accident lawyers at Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano, LLP have the experience and knowledge that are necessary to represent clients involved in even the most complex car accident cases. When preparing your case, our skilled team of attorneys will review all relevant facts to assist in determining which party was at fault and who should assume responsibilities. Some factors that may be of importance during this process may include road conditions, weather conditions, the condition of the vehicles involved (i.e., faulty or defective auto parts), and whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved.
If your vehicle sustained any damaged in the incident, repairs can be assessed by a body shop. Of course, your physical and emotional injuries associated with the PA auto accident are of the utmost importance, and may result in compensation for pain and suffering, loss of future income, and loss of current income due to inability to perform job duties.