Erie, PA (August 19, 2023) – Emergency responders and local officers were dispatched to the site of a two-car accident and apparent head-on collision late Friday evening, August 18, on the east side of Erie, close to McClelland Park.
The incident apparently took place at the intersection of McClelland Avenue and East 26th Street, and the first emergency calls were fielded shortly before 10:45 p.m. on Friday night. Authorities say that two drivers collided in the area, resulting in one of the vehicles flipping over onto its roof.
Several ambulances were sent in order to transport multiple injured victims to a nearby hospital. However, the victims’ current conditions remain unknown.
Police continue to investigate and have not released additional details in the interim.
We extend our thoughts to the injured victims and their loved ones at this time.
Injury-Causing Vehicle Wrecks in Pennsylvania
Traffic analysts say at least a thousand victims in Pennsylvania were killed or seriously wounded in traffic accidents over the last year alone. And while many victims were impacted throughout the state, these numbers underscore the disproportionate concentration of fatalities in and around Philadelphia and other major metropolitan areas.
Tragic incidents on American roads and highways are, unfortunately, always a possibility. Distracted driving, speeding, DUI, and other forms of irresponsible driving are serious issues in Pennsylvania, as they are around the country.
After a car collision that leaves you injured or causes the loss of a loved one, you may be wondering what to do next. As if the shock of an accident and the pain of injuries weren’t enough, you may also have to pay for things like medical treatment, vehicle repairs, missed earnings, and more on your own.
Victims should hire legal representation so that they may focus on getting better while still pursuing justice and the financial recompense they deserve for their losses and damages. A qualified accident attorney can help you collect the proof you need to support your claim and make sure you don’t miss any filing deadlines. Having experienced and empathetic legal representation on your side after an automobile accident is crucial.
Call Spear Greenfield to talk with a seasoned Erie car accident attorney if a car accident has disrupted your life or caused the loss of a loved one.
We’ve spent years fighting for people who’ve been hurt in car accidents, so we know how to build a solid case in your favor. After being hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, hiring an attorney is the first move you should make to protect your legal rights.
At Spear Greenfield, we’re here to ensure you’re free to focus on your recovery after you’ve endured damages caused by another driver’s carelessness. If you or a loved one has been affected by an accident that occurred at the hands of a negligent driver and would like to talk with an attorney, please contact our firm at (215) 600-0681.
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, 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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