May 17, 2012
A Philadelphia mother and son who were tending to their broken-down car on Route 309 near the Camp Hill Road overpass were hit and killed Monday afternoon by a passing SUV.
NBCPhiladelphia.com reports that a 54-year-old woman and her 21-year-old son were attempting to push their disabled silver Lincoln Town Car out of the northbound lanes of Route 309.
According to a medical examiner, the son was looking under the hood of the car, and the mother was around the back of the car when the vehicle was hit at 1:20 p.m. by a red Lexus SUV.
Both the mother and son died, and the driver of the SUV was transported to Abington Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The tragedy is causing some to ask: What’s the proper procedure to follow when your car breaks down on a busy roadway?
A AAA spokeswoman told Philadelphia’s CBS affiliate that after calling for help, the most important thing is to be aware of your surroundings. It’s also helpful to turn on your emergency flashers and pop the hood of your car to notify oncoming motorists. Then exit the car and wait for help on the side of the road.
The Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers at Lundy Law know that a Pennsylvania Car Accident can be devastating. If you have been injured in a car accident, Lundy Law can help. We fight to recover compensation from negligent drivers for the costs of recovery so you can focus on healing.