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Motorcycle accident claims the life of a Pennsylvania child

These blogs are posted on behalf of Seidel, Cohen, Hof & Reid, LLC, and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the firm or its attorneys. The information presented in this blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice.

Proper licensing, car insurance and safe road-worthy vehicles are a necessity in making sure that every Pennsylvania driver is covered while operating an automobile. Getting behind the wheel without the proper legal necessities in place or while under the influence of illegal substances or alcohol can put the lives of other motorists in grave danger. One Philadelphia family has recently experienced an unfortunate circumstance after a motorcycle accident took the life of a young child and seriously injured the driver.

The incident occurred on a Sunday evening in West Philadelphia. The 6-year-old boy was a passenger on an illegal motorcycle that his mother's boyfriend was operating when an large SUV struck the bike. The driver of the car was not injured.

Authorities suspect that the operator of the SUV may have been under the influence of alcohol. He was detained at the scene for driving a vehicle without proper licensing. Police are continuing to investigate the unfortunate accident.

A motorcycle accident can change the course of life for the victims involved and their family members. Serious bodily harm and death often result when a motorcycle and automobile collide, particularly to those on the motorcycle. Medical costs can mount quickly, leaving families with a financial hardship. Should the driver of the other vehicle be found to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances at the time of the incident, surviving family members of the deceased victim may wish to use this information to help establish negligence as part of their wrongful death claim. With the guidance of a Pennsylvania attorney, victims can secure monies through a successful claim to be used to cover associated expenses.

Source: philly.com, "Boy, 6, passenger on illegal dirt bike, killed in collision with SUV in W. Philly, police say", Julie Shaw, April 23, 2018

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