Philadelphia, PA – 20-Vehicle Crash Involving Bus on Passyunk Avenue Bridge

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January 5, 2022

Philadelphia, PA (January 5, 2022) – Around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, January 5, a 20-vehicle collision involving a SEPTA bus occurred in Philadelphia.

According to Philadelphia officials, the accident happened on the Passyunk Avenue Bridge as icy conditions caused accidents across the state. It is believed that several of the vehicles were traveling too quickly on the icy conditions. This caused multiple vehicles to lose control and crash into one another. Several of the vehicles were extensively damaged as a result.

Local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene. Two passengers were on the SEPTA bus at the time of the collision. One person was transported to the hospital but is expected to be okay. Several other parties in the other involved vehicles also sustained injuries but should recover.

The bridge was closed down for hours in both directions following the crash. It reopened in both lanes around 9 a.m.

No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Multi-Vehicle Collisions in Pennsylvania

Car accidents have been increasing on our roads every year in Pennsylvania. In 2020, it was reported that approximately 104,475 traffic collisions took place within the entire state. In one day’s time, approximately 220 car accidents occur, with a large percentage of these accidents leading to injuries. Car accidents take on many different forms but chain-reaction collisions involving several vehicles are common and highly dangerous on our major highways. Some of the most common reasons for car accidents include the following:

• Distracted driving
• Drunk or drugged driving
• Speeding
• Drowsy driving

If you have sustained injuries in a car accident caused by another party, you will have to show that another party is to blame for your accident. You should always be prepared to speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.

Being hurt in a car accident can impact your life in many ways, leaving you to feel alone and confused. Because of this, you should be prepared to speak with a Philadelphia car accident attorney as soon as possible. A car accident can be a life-changing experience, especially when the bills are piling up against you. On top of that, the insurance company might be offering you much less than you deserve. This is why you should seek the help of a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer in your time of need.

Philadelphia Car Accident Attorneys

At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we are dedicated to helping victims of serious car accidents move forward after an accident. Having an attorney on your side can heighten the chances that you will receive the results you had hoped for. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you receive compensation for a wide array of financial aspects. These include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, therapy costs, and more. You should never have to stand alone after a car accident. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Philadelphia by clicking here. Find out how we can help you at this time.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources to produce this post including local and state media and news sources, local and state police incident reports, social medial platforms as well as eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Pennsylvania. For that reason, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys as soon as possible so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. A post will be removed upon request. 

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