Two men lost their lives after they were involved in an automobile accident in the Belmont section of Philadelphia on Sunday, December 30. The crash occurred at approximately 11 p.m. Law enforcement officials say that one of the victims, a 21-year-old, was driving a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix on Haverford Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle. The car collided into a wall and several parked cars before coming to a halt.
A police spokeswoman stated that the 21-year-old and his 22-year-old front seat male passenger were ejected from the Pontiac. Paramedics arrived at the scene but pronounced the owner of the car dead before they could take him to the hospital. The 22-year-old was transported around midnight to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, but could not be saved. A back seat passenger is currently undergoing medical treatment at the same hospital.
The cause of the car crash is still unknown but is currently being investigated. Whether or not the three young men were wearing their seatbelts has not been released to the public.
In 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported that there were 121,312 accidents in the state. Of that number, 1,324 people lost their lives. December also had the highest number of accidents compared to other months of the year.
If one of your family members has lost his life or been injured in an automobile accident, you may want to consider setting up a consultation with accident lawyers in Philadelphia. These experienced and locally based professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages you may be entitled to.
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