Chambersburg, PA (September 12, 2023) – At around 7:45 a.m. on Monday morning, September 12, several units from the Franklin Fire Company rushed to the scene of a two-car collision in Chambersburg.
The accident occurred in the 2900 block of Edenville Road, according to a Facebook post by the fire department.
Two drivers had crashed head-on, trapping one of the occupants, while the other vehicle was on fire when they arrived. Within 15 minutes, firefighters had put out the fire and freed the trapped motorist. A medical evacuation helicopter was requested by one of the crews, though the severity of the victims’ injuries is unknown.
Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.
Car Accident Injuries in Pennsylvania
According to studies and statistics gathered from the auto accident rate in Pennsylvania over the last year, rear-end collisions are the second most common kind of automobile accident, along with T-bone wrecks and head-on accidents. Unfortunately, drivers in Pennsylvania must exercise extra care on the roads since over 20,000 accidents involving multiple vehicles occur each and every year.
Rear-end accidents are a regular result of careless driving. Most rear-end collisions in the state of Pennsylvania are caused by drivers who disobey traffic signals by passing through red lights or stop signs. In some rear-end collisions, it is crystal clear who was at fault, while in others, it is far more difficult to determine fault.
If you’re in a rear-end accident, the other car’s speed when you hit it makes a big difference in how badly you’re hurt. The majority of rear-end crashes occur when one driver suddenly stops, causing the car behind them to slam into them.
But if the rear-end crash that gravely damaged you was not your fault, the person who caused it should pay for your medical bills and lost wages.
The insurance company may try to avoid paying for a policyholder’s long-term care or compensation for lost income and loss of future earning potential if the policyholder is disabled as a consequence of injuries received in an automobile accident.
Fortunately, the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania automobile accident lawyers at Spear Greenfield will be at your side every step of the way while you pursue claims in court. Call us at (215) 600-0681 if you’ve been in a vehicle accident in Pennsylvania. We’ll connect you with an attorney who is well-versed in Commonwealth law and can help you build a solid case.
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 media 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, be sure to get in touch with 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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