I95 Pick Up Truck Kills One
One person is dead after a tire came off of a pickup truck crash on I-95 near Front and Broad Streets in South Philadelphia.
The crash occurred around 12:30 am after the tire came off of the pickup truck and went airborne, smashing into another vehicle. Emergency responders had to cut the roof from the vehicle that was struck by the tire. Iftikhar Jallil, 37, of Upper Darby, was transported to Jefferson University Hospital, where he later died.
According to relatives, Jalil was the father of three children and worked as an Uber driver.
According to AAA spokesperson Jana Tidwell, there’s an immense risk of debris-related crashes on the highway. Most of these are linked to debris falling from other vehicles due to improper maintenance.
Tidwell says there have been approximately 500 deaths and 39,000 injuries related to debris-related crashes between 2011 and 2014.
Have You Been Involved in a Debris-related Crash?
If you or a loved one was involved in a crash where debris was a factor, you may be wondering what your legal options are. Here’s what you need to know.
Debris-related crashes can occur in a number of ways. Sometimes, debris can fall off of a vehicle or be left on the road after an accident. In other cases, poor road conditions or bad weather can cause debris to accumulate on the road, leading to a crash.
If you’ve been involved in a debris-related crash, you may be wondering what your legal options are. Here’s what you need to know.
First, it’s important to determine who is at fault for the crash. Depending on the circumstances, this may be another driver, a city or state agency who was responsible for maintaining the road conditions, or something else.
If you believe that someone else is liable for your crash, it’s important to gather evidence to support this claim. You should take photographs of the debris and any injuries you sustained in the crash. You should also get the contact information of any witnesses who saw the crash occur.
Once you have this evidence, you can file a personal injury claim against the liable party. If your claim is successful, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
If you’ve been injured in a debris-related crash, contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal options. To learn more or to discuss your situation, contact Heavens Law at 484-467-8254. All phone consultations are free and confidential, with no obligation beyond that.