Philadelphia, PA (March 15, 2023) – On Wednesday afternoon, a truck accident on Philadelphia’s Vine Street Expressway littered the roadway with debris, resulted in victim injuries, and caused traffic to back up the length of the roadway.
The collision occurred in the westbound lanes of I-676 near the Ben Franklin Parkway in Center City at 1:00 p.m.
A white construction truck with missing ladders and other items collided with another vehicle and came to rest against the center barrier. News footage also spotted a black pickup truck with a damaged front end at the accident scene, just before the 22nd Street ramp.
EMTs apparently transferred at least two people to a local medical center, but their injuries remain unknown.
The road was blocked for several hours before being reopened around 3:30 p.m. An investigation is still ongoing in the meantime.
Our thoughts and best wishes for a full recovery go out to the injured victims.
Car Accident Rate in Philadelphia
Rear-end accidents were the second most frequent kind of accident involving two vehicles in Pennsylvania in 2014. Every driver should be extremely careful on Pennsylvania’s roadways, where over 20,000 accidents involving several vehicles occur annually in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth.
Careless driving almost always results in a collision with the car ahead of you. Disobeying stop signs is the leading cause of rear-end crashes in Pennsylvania. In some cases, it is evident who is to blame for a rear-end accident, while in others, the events leading up to the disaster are unknown.
When the front of an automobile is damaged, it is customary to disregard the back. However, deadly outcomes in instances like head-on collisions are still possible. Accidents of any severity, especially those at the back, may result in serious injury and expensive property damage.
When another car hits you from behind, the severity of your injuries is mostly decided by the other vehicle’s speed at the moment of impact. The majority of rear-end crashes occur when one driver abruptly stops, forcing the car behind them to collide with them.
Furthermore, even at low speeds, fender benders may result in severe injuries. For example, the seat reclines automatically when the seat belt is fastened. If you hit your seat or headrest while driving quickly, you might face serious repercussions, some of which may not become apparent for hours or days.
If you were not at fault for the accident but sustained serious injuries, the person who caused the collision may be forced to pay your medical expenses and lost income.
If a driver is permanently disabled as a result of their injuries, an insurance company may look for loopholes to avoid paying for long-term care or lost income and earning potential. Even if the victims’ injuries were not their fault, businesses and major insurance conglomerates might try to avoid paying in order to protect their bottom line.
Spear Greenfield will help you in and out of court, whether in Philadelphia or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, to fully resolve your claim. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a car accident in Pennsylvania, contact us at (215) 600-0681; we’ll put you in touch with an attorney who is well-versed in Pennsylvania law and will work hard to build a strong case in your favor.
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