A deadly Philadelphia car accident has occurred on Roosevelt Boulevard in the Nicetown section. According to police, the accident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. on December 28, 2014 near the Germantown / Wissahickon exit. The car, which was approaching Roberts Avenue, ran up onto grass, flew across the road, stuck a utility pole and went down an embankment.
The 23 year old driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Three passengers were also injured in the accident. A 24 year old man had a broken arm and facial lacerations. He was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center in critical condition. The two back seat passengers were taken to the hospital for what were described by the police as minor injuries. As of December 29, 2014, the accident remained under investigation
While the specific facts and cause of this one-car accident are not fully known at this time, we again must stress the importance of careful driving. All too often we encounter cases involving injury or even death which occur when a driver is traveling too fast under the circumstances or is driving while distracted. Distracted driving is an epidemic in this country and is costing too many young lives each year.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1,153 people are injured and 9 people killed every day as the result of distracted driving.
If you have been injured as the result of an automobile accident, then you should contact an experienced philadelphia personal injury attorney. Trained attorneys can help you to obtain the best possible financial settlement available. Oftentimes attorneys are required to seek economic and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, past medical expenses, future medical expenses, wage loss, income loss, property damage, and more.