A 26-year-old man was killed in Philadelphia recently after a SEPTA bus ran him over. According to a news report on Philly.com, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Knights Road at the Frankford Transportation Station. The man was trying to catch the bus when he stumbled and fell underneath the wheel of the Route 14 bus. He died from his injuries the next morning in a nearby hospital. It is unclear what caused the man to trip or why the bus driver failed to stop for the man before the accident occurred.
Bus accident litigation can become extremely complicated. Anyone who has suffered a loss in a Pennsylvania bus accident would be well-advised to seek legal guidance from a skilled attorney to understand the legal options available to them. Depending upon the cause of the crash, the liable parties in such a case could include an at-fault driver, an insurance company, or the company that owns the bus or a mass transit carrier.
There are a number of state laws that affect who may be held liable for a Pennsylvania bus accident, what types of damages may be covered by a claim and how long the victim has to pursue damages. It is crucial that anyone who has suffered a loss in a bus accident contact a lawyer before the statute of limitations runs out and they are unable to collect damages.
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