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Aug 9, 2013 |

MULTI-VEHICLE COLLISION KILLS MOTORCYCLIST AND INJURES TWO

Aug 9, 2013 - Motorcycle Accidents

Pennsylvania residents witness various types of vehicles traveling on the roadways all over the state. Although more frequent in the warmer months, motorcycles can be seen traveling at all times and in different types of weather. Drivers will often encounter several motorcyclists traveling together, and in some cases, in a large group driving long distances. Whether driving alone or in a group, these small vehicles can sometimes go unnoticed and are more prone to accidents, which can be fatal or involve catastrophic injuries.

Pennsylvania authorities recently responded to a multi-vehicle collision in Upper Dublin. The accident involving three motorcycles, an SUV and an automobile occurred near the intersection of East Welsh Road and Dillion Road at around 11:30 p.m. Emergency crews responded and found one of the motorcyclists dead at the scene. The two other motorcyclists were injured and transported to the hospital for treatment. There were no reports of injuries to the drivers of the SUV and car.

Police are still investigating this fatal motorcycle accident and the preliminary reports do not indicate any suspected causes. The accident involved five vehicles, so any of the drivers could be liable. If that is the case all or some of those affected could file a civil suit to recover damages from the accident.

The loved one of the deceased motorcyclist could file a wrongful death suit. This might result in compensation to recover funeral costs, lost wages, lost of companionship, and pain and suffering. Likewise, those that were injured might be entitled to a personal injury claim. An award from the suit could help cover the costs from medical bills and other damages.

An accident could alter the lives of many, especially those that lost a loved one in an accident or are caring for an injured party. Even if compensation is an option, there could be serious financial burdens following the accident. It is important that victims and their families understand their options and seek out advice in order to quickly and timely file their claim.

Source: 6 abc Action News, “1 motorcyclist dead, 2 injured in Upper Dublin crash,” July 31, 2013

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