Philadelphia, PA (May 5, 2022) – Police reported that a tractor-trailer collision took place on the afternoon of Thursday, May 5, on a highway in Philadelphia.
According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-95 around the area of Allegheny Avenue. A tractor-trailer was traveling in the northbound lanes when it suddenly struck a passenger vehicle due to unknown reasons. Due to the size of the truck, the passenger vehicle sustained severe damages.
Fire rescue units and paramedics were rushed to the scene to help those in need. Multiple victims were allegedly evaluated for their injuries. The parties were rushed to local hospitals for treatment of unknown injuries.
Multiple right lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for an extended period of time after the collision until police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released. Philadelphia Police continue their investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Large tractor-trailers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in one recent year, over 345,000 truck-related accidents happened in the entire U.S. In 2015, approximately 7,465 big truck accidents happened in all of Pennsylvania. Because tractor-trailers navigate our major highways every day and Philadelphia is jam-packed full of these highways, truck accidents are more likely to occur in the city. Commercial truck accidents are becoming far too common in Pennsylvania and beyond. Though truck drivers are supposed to watch out for the safety of others, these accidents still occur every day due to the following reasons:
- Drivers who fall asleep at the wheel due to too much time spent on the road
- Drivers who are driving while distracted
- Intoxicated driving
- Speeding to a destination
If you have been hurt in a serious truck accident, it is time to move forward with the help of an attorney.
Many people do not know how severe a truck accident can really be until it has affected their life in different ways. Many truck accidents are preventable but still happen when drivers are not focused on the roads before them. Though your first thought may be to blame the truck driver, this is not always the case. Other parties can be responsible for a truck accident as well. These include trucking companies, cargo loaders, and manufacturers. Because a truck accident can quickly become complex, it is imperative that you have the assistance of a Philadelphia truck accident attorney on your side.
At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, our attorneys are ready to get started on your truck accident claim. We will assure you that you will be treated with the best care possible as we handle your claim from start to finish. You should be able to receive the maximum compensation that you are entitled to as you move forward with a truck accident claim. In the aftermath of a truck accident, you should seek help from our attorneys immediately. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 600-0681 for the help you deserve.
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