Bucks County, PA (October 27, 2023) – On Friday morning, October 27, a fatal vehicle accident occurred in Philadelphia, leaving one man and one woman dead and three others injured.
According to local authorities, municipal police learned of the incident at about 11:00 a.m. on East Lehigh Avenue, not far from where it intersects with Jasper Street.
Authorities said a gray Dodge Caravan traveling south on East Lehigh collided with a gray Acura. As shown in a video captured by local news footage, both the Dodge and the Acura ended up on their sides. The police added that two people were declared dead at the scene.
The driver of the Acura and her two young children were rushed to Jefferson Hospital, where they are listed as stable.
Both cars were severely damaged in the collision and had to be hauled from the site.
No further details were provided, but an investigation is ongoing.
We offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victims’ family members and loved ones. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.
Fatalities in Pennsylvania Auto Accidents
Rear-end crashes are the second most prevalent kind of car accident, according to data collected from Pennsylvania roadways over the last year. More than 20,000 incidents each year involving several vehicles are reported in Pennsylvania, so drivers there should exercise extra caution.
Reckless driving is a frequent cause of accidents. In Pennsylvania, cars that disregard traffic lights are the primary cause of rear-end accidents. Sometimes, it’s easy to see who’s at blame in a rear-end incident, but other times, it might be more complicated.
In a rear-end collision, the degree of injury is largely determined by the speed of the vehicle that caused the collision. Most rear-end collisions occur when one motorist suddenly stops, sending the vehicle in front of them careening into oncoming traffic.
If you were injured in a rear-end collision, the irresponsible driver should cover your medical expenses and lost income.
If a policyholder is rendered permanently disabled due to a vehicle accident, the insurance company may attempt to avoid paying for the policyholder’s long-term care or lost income and future earning potential.
If you’ve been in a car accident in Philadelphia or anywhere else in Pennsylvania, Spear Greenfield is here to help. If you’ve been in a car accident in Pennsylvania, give us a call at (215) 600-0681. If you need the assistance of a lawyer who is well-versed in Commonwealth law, we will find you one.
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