Posted On: October 18, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Fatal Philadelphia Head-On Ambulance Collision Kills Driver, Injures Others

Drag racing may have been the cause of a head-on crash between a 19-year-old Glenside man and an ambulance at Broad and 66th Streets in Philadelphia on October 9, killing the 19-year-old. According to Philly.com, the fatal Philadelphia car accident also injured his passenger as well as the passengers in the ambulance.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel face many hazards while on the job, one of which is ambulance crashes when responding to an emergency call or transporting patients to a healthcare facility. EMS workers riding in ambulances can themselves be victims as well as other passengers and patients in an ambulance.

Negligent action was at the heart of this fatal Pennsylvania accident. Innocent motorists are all too often injured at the hands of a reckless driver. There are many forms of reckless driving, including: failing to yield at stop signs and traffic signals; traveling over the posted speed limits, or those that are reasonably safe to travel at given road conditions and inclement weather; using a cell phone or performing other tasks while driving; making right and left turns without using a blinker or checking to see if there is oncoming traffic.

Individuals who are deemed responsible for causing a fatal Pennsylvania car crash can be held liable in a court of law. Families of Philadelphia car accident victims have the right to seek damages from reckless motorists on behalf of lost loved ones. The best strategy is to retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania auto accident attorney, who will examine all circumstances surrounding a fatal car accident to determine the negligent parties involved. If you or a loved on has been injured in a Pennsylvania auto accident, please contact Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP. They offer free and confidential consultations.