Philadelphia, PA – Tractor-Trailer Collision on I-676 at 8th & Broad Sts Injures Victims

April 2, 2022

Philadelphia, PA (April 2, 2022) – Injuries were reported in a tractor-trailer accident that happened on a Philadelphia highway on Saturday evening, April 2.

The accident took place at 9:15 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-676/Vine Street Expressway around the area of 8th Street and Broad Street. A tractor-trailer was traveling in the area when it allegedly collided with one or more passenger vehicles due to reasons that are not yet known. The vehicles involved in the collision were extensively damaged as a result.

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other local responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One or more victims sustained injuries in the collision. The injured parties were taken to local hospitals for treatment, though their conditions are not known at this time.

Due to the severity of the collision, the left lane of traffic was blocked for some time. This led to delays until police cleared the scene.

No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.

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

Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania 

Tractor-trailers are some of the largest vehicles on our roads in Pennsylvania, which means that they are capable of causing some of the most extensive damage in the event of an accident. This is especially true in accidents where smaller vehicles are involved. Moreover, in 2015, PennDOT research noted that more than 33,000 Pennsylvania truck crashes were caused by driver error.

Unfortunately, thousands of truck-related accidents happen throughout the state of Pennsylvania every year, with the largest percentage of these accidents happening in major cities. If you have sustained injuries in a truck accident caused by another party, it is essential that you speak with an attorney that you can rely on.

Following a truck crash, it is never easy to determine where you should turn. When you have received medical attention, it is imperative that you speak with a Philadelphia truck accident lawyer who has your best interests in mind. An attorney will work to preserve evidence and help you move forward during these difficult times. Truck accident claims can become highly complex. One of the reasons is that these claims can involve multiple at-fault parties, including the following:

  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Cargo loaders

If you have been hurt in a truck accident and know that another party is to blame, you should speak with a dedicated and knowledgeable Philadelphia personal injury lawyer.

Philadelphia Truck Accident Attorneys 

At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we have diligently assisted those injured in truck accidents over the years. Having a truck accident attorney on your side can greatly lessen the stress that you may be feeling associated with a claim.

Our attorneys have years of experience handling truck accident claims and will stand by your side when you need it the most. We will help you achieve the compensation you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 600-0681 for more information on 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. 

Disclaimer: The photos used in this post were not taken at this accident scene. All information contained in this post is informational and not intended to be considered legal or medical advice. This post is not a solicitation for business.