A 30-year-old man was killed and another man was injured in a 3 vehicle accident in Northeast Philadelphia. The deadly crash occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m. at Woodhaven and Millbrook Roads. The accident involved one car and two motorcycles. Two motorcyclsts, ages 30 and 24, were transported via emergency medical services to Aria Health-Torresdale Campus. The older man was pronounced dead shortly after 7 p.m. The younger cyclist was in stable condition following the crash.
At this point the cause of the accident is unknown.
Remember to share the road! Motorcyclists are given the same rights and privileges as other cars and trucks on the roadway. Alghouth May was Motorcycle Safety Awareness, drivers of all other vehicles and all road users should always remember to drive safely “share the road” with motorcyclists. In summer months when the whether is warm motorists should be extra alert for cyclists to help keep the roads safe.
Tragic motorcycle accidents like this are heartwrenching for family members and other parties involved. Motorcyclists are more prone to catostrophic or fatal injuries because they they are not surrounded by a protective shell to shield them from other vehicles and the highway. Therefore, even minor accidents involving a motorcylist can be serious or life-threatening.
Recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that motorcycle accidents are on the rise. In 2012, 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in automobile accident. This is an increase of 7 percent from the 4,630 motorcyclists killed in 2011. There was also a rise in motorcycle accidents reulting in injury. In 2012, 93,000 motorcyclists were injured which was a 15-percent increase from fromt 2011.
Most motorcycle accidents are caused by negligence. This can be on the part of the cyclist or another motorists failure to use reasonable care when operating a vehicle.
If you were seriously hurt in an accident or a family member was killed, a careful investigation by your motorcycle accident laywer can help to gather the evidence needed to prove the other motorists acted negligently, failed to obey traffic laws, did not keep a proper lookout for other drivers. In order for a plaintiff to prevail in a negligence lawsuit, you must show the defendant acted negligent and that his actions caused the motorcyclist’s injuries. If you were injured due to another driver’s negligent actions, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages, including pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills.
Following a motorcycle accident, it is always in your best interest to contact an experienced trial lawyer to help guide you through the legal process. Motorcyle crashes that involve personal injury can become complicated quickly, so it’s important to retain a lawyer to look after your best interests.
If you were injured, or a family member was killed in a motorcycle accident, personal injury lawyer Brent Wieand can help. He has extensive experience handling all types of automobile accident injury and wrongful death claims. Attorney Wieand knows that most motorcyle accident cases are contested on the basis of liability. He will fight hard to overcome the (erroneous) social perception that the accident must have been caused by the cyclsts and that all motorcyclists are daredevils or risk takers.
Brent Wieand’s legal office is in Philadelphia and he is proud to represent clients throughout Pennsyvlania and New Jersey. If you are struggling with mobility or serious injuries after an accident, he will come to you for a free intial consultation.
For a free legal consultation, call accident attorney Brent Wieand today at 1(888) 789-3161. He works on a contingency fee basis so you never owe any costs or attorneys fees unless he recovers money for you.