The 29-year-old victim, was riding his motorcycle when he collided head-on with a Jeep traveling in the northbound lane. The young man was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to first responders, the young man was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
It is not certain how the accident occurred and it remains under investigation.
In Pennsylvania, it is not required by law to wear a helmet while driving a motorcycle. However, wearing one significantly reduces your chance of suffering from a traumatic brain injury.
With warmer weather on the rise, you will see an increase in motorcycles on the road. Read our previous blog post here to find out how you can keep motorcyclists safe on the road.
If the driver who struck and killed the young man is found at fault, they could face serious criminal charges. The family of the victim may file a civil wrongful death claim.
Filing a claim after losing a loved one will never fill the void that is left. It is not a matter of profiting for the family left behind, but rather recovering. The recovery made can alleviate the unexpected funeral costs and expenses accrued when a loved one passes.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Berger and Green. Our attorneys will provide you with a free no obligation consultation to evaluate your case.
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