Two people struck while pumping gas

Two people struck while pumping gas


Two people were injured at a Pennsylvania WAWA gas station on April 28 while they were getting gas. The Delaware County Times reported that a man was backing out of a parking space when his car accelerated backwards, hitting a car on one side of the pump and a truck on the other. Because the car door was open, the woman pumping gas was pinned. The driver of the truck was also struck. Both suffered injuries.

The article said the accident may have been caused by a vehicle malfunction. Sometimes a malfunction is present when a car is purchased, but the owner may not be aware of it. Many of these malfunctions can be dangerous and lead to serious accidents. Some of these defects or malfunctions include seatbelt failures, defective tires, automobile recalls, defective door latches, roof crushes, gas tank explosions, and more. It is extremely important for car owners to understand their car’s features, follow a maintenance schedule, and be attentive to unusual noises.

If a defect in an automobile is responsible for injuries or death, the manufacturer can be held liable. If you or a loved one has recently been injured in an accident where a vehicle that struck you was the result of a manufacturing defect, contact an experienced Philadelphia auto accident attorney. Cherry, Fieger, & Marciano, LLP are experienced product liabilty attorneys who can review your case. Call today for a free consultation.