Vehicle accidents often end in tragedy. While we certainly do not enjoy reporting serious or fatal accidents, the Philadelphia car accident lawyers at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay want to highlight a recent incident that took the life of a 35-year-old father. Our attorneys are dedicated to assisting car accident victims and their families. When tragedies occur, our compassionate and experienced team has the resources necessary to handle every aspect of a car accident case.
Police have reported that a juvenile behind the wheel of a vehicle fled from the scene have a crash that led to the death of one victim in Philadelphia’s Overbrook Park. The crash killed a 35-year-old father.
By piecing together statements from eyewitnesses and the evidence at the scene, police say that the two cars involved were a 2001 Honda and a 2013 Ford. According to authorities, both cars were speeding and heading eastbound in the 7200 block of Haverford Avenue.
Investigators say that the Honda, being driven by the 35-year-old father, was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes before crossing in front of the Ford, which was being driven by the and identified juvenile.
One witness to the crash said, “I guess he sped up so that she couldn’t cut him off and she lost control of the car.”
The two vehicles collided, and the Honda was pushed into five parked cars at a daycare parking lot. Witnesses say that the juvenile driving the Ford got out with a baby who was with her in the vehicle and ran away from the scene of the crash. Police have stated that they have identified the woman, but that she will remain unnamed because she is a juvenile. Authorities say they are confident that there are no other suspects in the case.
Chad Anthony Grey is the 35-year-old father who was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Seven other people were injured, including a 27-year-old woman, a four-year-old boy, a one-year-old boy, a 42-year-old man, a 61-year-old man, a 61-year-old woman, and a 59-year-old woman.
Right now, police have not said why Grey was traveling the wrong direction on Haverford in his Honda. The investigation is ongoing. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there were more than 125,000 total vehicle collisions reported during the latest year of data available across the Commonwealth. Out of these incidents, there were more than 76,000 injuries and 1,059 fatalities reported.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a vehicle accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of another party, seek legal assistance today. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our experienced team is ready to step in to ensure you are treated fairly and that you receive the compensation you are entitled to it. This could include full coverage of your medical bills, lost wages if you cannot work, pain and suffering damages, property damage expenses, and more. When you need a Philadelphia car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-665-1100.