Philadelphia Roosevelt Boulevard Is Notorious For Car Accidents Causing Serious Injuries and Too Many Deaths Advises Experienced Philadelphia Car Accident Attorney
For over 40 years, I have regularly driven on Roosevelt Boulevard, the major traffic artery running through north and northeast Philadelphia. Just yesterday, I was driving with my son northbound in the middle lane when two vehicles appeared to be racing out of control, weaving in and out of traffic in a dangerous fashion. Police cars were stopped at several locations apparently investigating a number of car accidents. When I was 16 or 17-years old, four of my closest friends were killed in a serious car accident on this highway and since that date, I have investigated and litigated a multitude of other wrongful deaths or life altering catastrophic injuries caused by car accidents on Roosevelt Boulevard. The safety of this well-traveled road raises great concern.
Just this week, I was contacted by a client who has been in intensive care for over two weeks with multiple crush fractures after being hit by a vehicle while crossing Roosevelt Boulevard. The 12 lane highway known as Roosevelt Boulevard contains two of the most dangerous intersections in America, each one and a half miles apart. Many experts and highway design defect experts claim that design highway safety fixes to the dangerous situation are fairly cheap, so why are steps in this direction not being taken? Over 36 million cars travel the Roosevelt Boulevard every year, making it one of the busiest roadways in the country according to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials, who also claim that many of the accidents are inevitable.
As an experienced Philadelphia car accident attorney who has litigated and investigated many Philadelphia and Pennsylvania highway design defect claims which result in catastrophic automobile accidents, I am of the opinion that due to the current volume of traffic on Roosevelt Boulevard, it does not meet roadway design standards and safety equipment standards, even though it may have adequately met them 4 or 5 decades ago. Many traffic engineers, highway design experts, and traffic investigators feel that the roadway and traffic design of Roosevelt Boulevard is inadequate to safely handle the volume of traffic on the highway and the design is frankly out of touch with the times.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident or have been a pedestrian struck by a car on Roosevelt Boulevard, the experienced Philadelphia highway design defect and Philadelphia car accident lawyers of Reiff and Bily always offer a free, no obligation consultation and will inform you with their decades of experience so that those responsible may be held accountable for resulting medical bills, financial damages, loss of emotional security and foundation, as well as the loss of life’s pleasures. In just one split second, a victim’s life can be changed forever. Reiff and Bily always offers a free, no obligation consultation and can be reached toll free at 1-800-421-9595 or online at www.reiffandbily.com.