A Northeast Philadelphia car accident involving two vehicles claims the life of a man after he is ejected from the vehicle he is traveling in. The incident took place at approximately 3:00 on Sunday afternoon, November 6, 2011, along Roosevelt Boulevard.
According to local police, the driver of a 1997 Ford Expedition slammed into the fender of a Nissan 240SX while speeding along Roosevelt Boulevard. The force of the impact sent the Expedition onto the curb where it slid across a grass median and flipped several times before finally coming to rest upside down.
Unfortunately, a 21-year-old male passenger was ejected from the sport utility vehicle (SUV). The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Rescue crews transported the driver of the Ford to a nearby hospital in critical condition. The driver was treated with numerous fractures. There were no other injuries reported as a result of the crash.
The fatal Northeast Philadelphia accident remains under investigation by local authorities as they try to determine what caused the driver to lose control of the SUV.
This is a terrible accident, and we extend our thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family and friends during this tragic time.