Six-Car Crash Kills Two People

When you head out in your vehicle each day, we know that the last thing on your mind is that you may need a Philadelphia car accident attorney. You do your best to drive safely, but that does not mean you can predict the actions of other drivers around you.

The Dan Doyle Law Group is here for you if you have been injured due to the negligence of another driver. We will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve. Today, we want to talk about a recent deadly crash in Philadelphia.

This Case Is Tragic

At the end of April, we learned of a deadly hit-and-run crash that claimed the lives of Juan A. Lopez Rivera and Carmen Montalvo Ruiz. The two of them were on the way home from a family birthday party when they were killed.

Police say a driver was travelling at high speeds when he struck two vehicles that were waiting to turn at a red light. One of those vehicles was carrying the two victims who died. The other vehicle had three adults, one of them pregnant, and two children. They were all taken to the hospital for treatment.

The driver responsible was picked up by another vehicle and fled the scene.

What Are The Numbers

For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, we know that there were more than 128,000 vehicle crashes. Out of those, there were more than 80,000 injuries reported.

While most vehicle crash injuries are minor, we know that it is not uncommon for us to see the following:

Each of these injuries requires immediate medical care and, in many cases, a crash injury victim faces a long period of rehabilitation before they can make a full recovery.

  • The total cost of treatment and damages for a crash victim can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In the case above, we do not yet know why the hit-and-run driver was driving so recklessly. Perhaps he was impaired by drugs or alcohol. During the latest reporting year, 26% of all fatal crashes in PA were the result of alcohol-impaired drivers. Just as dangerous are drivers who operate their vehicles while distracted by their phones or other devices.

What We Can Do Now

The aftermath of any vehicle crash will be confusing, especially if you or a loved one have been injured. You need to know where to turn to ensure you are treated fairly. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, you can count on us to secure the compensation you deserve, including:

  • Coverage of medical expenses
  • Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages

Do not let insurance companies treat you unfairly. This is your life and livelihood. When you need a Philadelphia car accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.