In Center City, a garbage truck fatally struck a cyclist who was riding her bicycle. On Tuesday morning, around 7:25 am, the fatal accident occurred near 11th and Spruce Streets when the garbage truck hit the cyclist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was brought to the Jefferson Hospital but succumbed to her fatal injuries within the hour.
Although many traffic laws exist to protect bicyclists when they travel, it does not diminish the fact that they are vulnerable in accidents. If a large vehicle like a garbage truck engages in a collision with an individual riding on a bicycle, the results could be catastrophic, and cause the rider to sustain severe injuries as well as potential fatalities. Back, neck, and head injuries commonly occur in bicycle accidents.
If you or someone you love sustained personal injuries in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. To schedule a free consultation, contact our Philadelphia bicycle accident lawyers at McCann & Wall, LLC at 215-569-8488 or contact us online. Our lawyers represent clients in Pennsylvania, including Delaware County and Chester County, as well as in Delaware, and New Jersey.