According to 6ABC Action News, an SUV slammed into a utilitiy pole in Southwest Philadelphia early sunday morning killing one person and injuring two others. The car crash occured around 2:45 a.m. near the intersection of Island Avenue and Lindberg Boulevard. A silver Chevy Equinox knocked over a utility pole and was found with major front end damage on the trolley tracks. It is believed that the SUV struck a SEPTA utility pole causing the pole to collapse on top the it.
The car was operated by a 46-year old male driver who was transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center with minor injuries. There were two passengers in the vehicle. A 45 year old man who was a back seat passenger was prounounced dead at the scene. The front seat passenger, a 36 year old male, suffered minor injuries and was also taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. The cause of the accident is under investigation by Philadelphia police.
Over 1000 people are killed each year in fatal car accidents in Pennsyvlania. Every time a driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, he/she has a duty to drive safely for the protection of other drivers and pedestrians using the road. Unfortunatley, drivers drivers can be careless or reckless and accidents can and do happen. Following a serious vehicle accident, you may not know what to do or what legal rights you have. Attorney Brent Wieand is here to help.
Philadelphia car accident attorney Brent Wieand has represented hundreds of motor vehicle accident injury victims. He has significant experience litigating claims personal injury and wrongful death arising from car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and SEPTA accidents. Attorney Wieand’s office is located in Philadelphia and he is proud to represent car accident victims throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He can help get justice for you and recover compensation for your damges – including pain and suffering, lost wages and payment of your accident related medical bills.
If you or a family member were seriously injured or killed in a vehicle accident and would like a free legal consultation, call Brent Wieand at 1(888) 789-3161. Attorney Wieand works on a contingency fee basis. This means you won’t pay a fee unless he recovers money for you.