Philadelphia, PA (May 21, 2023) – A hit-and-run early Sunday morning, May 21, left four people in the hospital, according to officers with the Philadelphia Police Department.
The incident occurred near the corner of 16th Street and Vine Street at about 2:00 a.m. After being flagged down by police for allegedly running a red light, the suspect allegedly sped off and collided with another vehicle, injuring all four occupants inside.
According to the authorities, the motorist then fled the scene on foot. Two victims are in very serious condition, while the other two are anticipated to recover fully.
No further details have been released in the interim, though an ongoing investigation remains active.
Our thoughts remain with the injured victims and their loved ones.
Data on Philadelphia Car Accidents
The most recent data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation indicates that at least 10,100 automobile collisions occurred in Philadelphia County in the past year. In addition, there are around 28 automobile collisions every single day in Philadelphia County.
Compared to other major cities, the mortality toll from road accidents is too high in Philadelphia. As compared to New York City, which has 2.87 deaths per 100,000 citizens, Philadelphia’s rate of 6 deaths per 100,000 is much higher. The city with the lowest mortality rate in the U.S. is Boston, with 1.93 fatalities per 100,000 people; however, Los Angeles comes in at a close second with 5.74 deaths per 100,000 people.
Thankfully, victims injured in these car accidents have legal recourse. And when we communicate with our clients at Spear Greenfield, we never use legalese because we don’t want to make things more difficult than they have to be. If you’ve been wounded, our legal team can assist you in filing a claim for personal injury promptly and straightforwardly. We will take you step-by-step through the procedure and demonstrate how proof of fault and other evidence may be established.
We are a team of seasoned litigators that are committed to fighting for the best interests of our clients, regardless of the details surrounding your wreck. We will investigate your claim for damages due to personal injury and do all in our power to get the largest possible settlement for you and your loved ones.
You should see a lawyer if you or a member of your family has suffered any kind of damages due to an auto accident, whether physical, mental, or financial.
What’s more, you are able to depend on the Spear Greenfield team for aid in obtaining the support you need at this time. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns about the legal alternatives available to you after a car accident.
If you or a member of your family has been harmed in a car accident, please get in touch with our Philadelphia location as soon as possible 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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