On the morning of Feb. 17, an accident occurred close to the intersection of Krewstown Road and Grant Avenue in the city of Bustleton when the driver of an SUV lost control of his car, which crashed into a tree and then flipped over. The tragic car accident injured the teenage driver and killed his passenger.
The driver was transported to Aria Health Torresdale with critical injuries. His passenger was thrown from the SUV during the course of the collision, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Although the cause of the crash has yet to be determined, police suspect that speeding was a factor. Residents who live near the intersection of Krewstown Road and Grant Avenue have said that drivers often speed down the street in order to beat a red light.
The teenage girl who was killed in the crash was 17 years old and attended a Philadelphia high school. Her friends and family are mourning her, and students at her high school plan to wear her favorite colors, pink and purple, to memorialize her. She planned on attending college.
If the Philadelphia driver was speeding when the accident occurred, he may be issued a citation or have charges brought against him because of his role in the death of his passenger. Her death has left behind many to ask questions about who is responsible and whether the accident could have been avoided. A personal injury attorney may be able to help her family reconstruct the accident and determine who is at fault. He or she may also be able to help the family recover compensation for their loss if they choose to pursue a wrongful death claim.
Source: NBC10 Philadelphia, "Philly Teen Girl Dies in Bustleton Accident," Sam Chamberlain and David Chang, Feb. 17, 2013