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Philadelphia, PA – Car Crash in WB Lanes of Platt Bridge Leads to Injuries

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February 5, 2022

Philadelphia, PA (February 5, 2022) – Injuries were reported in a car crash on a bridge in Philadelphia on Friday night, February 4.

According to Philadelphia officials, the accident happened in the westbound lanes of the Platt Bridge around the area of 26th Street and Penrose Avenue. Several vehicles were traveling in the westbound lanes on the bridge when one or more vehicles lost control, causing them to forcefully collide with each other. The vehicles involved in the accident sustained extensive damages as a result.

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. One or more victims sustained injuries as a result of the accident. The injured parties were taken to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries, though their conditions are not yet known.

Due to the severity of the collision, all lanes of traffic were blocked on the bridge in the area for a period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene.

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.

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

Car Accidents in Pennsylvania 

More car accidents occur in the city of Philadelphia than many other cities in Pennsylvania. In 2016, it is estimated that approximately 12,189 car accidents took place in the entirety of Philadelphia County. The amount of injurious and fatal accidents has increased over recent years in Philadelphia. This is due to many different negligent actions by drivers, including the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Fatigued driving

If you have been hurt in a car accident that was caused by another party, you will have to show that they were at fault for your accident. It is important that you seek the assistance of a legal advocate during these difficult times.

Being injured in a car accident can affect your life in a variety of ways, which is why you should speak with a Philadelphia car accident lawyer soon after your collision. An attorney can be beneficial when it comes to many aspects of your claim, from helping you to gather evidence to helping you meet deadlines in your claim. An attorney will also help you fight against the insurance company, who may be offering you less than you deserve in your case. If you have been hurt in a car accident, you should speak with a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer who can help you every step of the way.

Philadelphia Car Accident Attorneys 

At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we have diligently assisted those injured in car accidents over the years. Having an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected after a car accident that is not your fault. Our attorneys are well-versed in accidents laws and will ensure that your rights are being protected as you navigate the legal system for the first time. We will help you work toward the compensation you deserve. Please contact a car accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 600-0681 for more information on how we can help you.

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.