Philadelphia, PA (February 26, 2023) – Several persons suffered injuries during a major vehicle collision in the Kensington area of Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon, February 26.
The incident reportedly occurred in the 3300 block of Kensington Avenue just after 12:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Around eight automobiles, including a large box truck or semi-truck, were involved in the collision, and at least four persons were sent to the hospital.
There has been no information as of yet about the victims’ current conditions or the accident’s cause. Officers with the Philadelphia Police Department are still investigating the incident at this time.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victims and their families. We hope for their complete recovery.
Serious Vehicle Accidents in Philadelphia
Major truck accidents are typically some of the deadliest types of crashes we see on Philadelphia and Pennsylvania roadways. Needless to say, every driver should be extremely careful on Pennsylvania’s roadways, where over 20,000 accidents involving several vehicles occur annually in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth.
And while the overall number of heavy truck collisions in 2015 was the greatest since 2011, the number of fatal truck collisions was the lowest in the prior five years.
In 2015, more than 75% of large truck incidents in Pennsylvania happened on state roadways. Which covers both state roads and interstates. PennDOT reports that the remaining accidents occurred on the Pennsylvania Turnpike or a local road.
Meanwhile, only 2.3% of the fatal collisions that occurred in 2015 included heavy truck passengers, the majority of whom were in the driver’s seat.
Still, these accidents frequently result in serious consequences, from major injuries to death. In the event that you were not at fault for such an accident but sustained serious injuries, the person who caused the collision may be liable for your medical expenses, lost income, and more.
Unfortunately, when 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, these major insurance conglomerates might try to avoid paying a victim’s rightful compensation in order to protect their bottom line.
Spear Greenfield will help you in or outside of court, whether you’re 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 through no fault of your own, contact us at (215) 600-0681. We’ll put you in touch with an attorney from our team who is well-versed in Pennsylvania law and will work hard to build a strong case in your favor.
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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