Philadelphia, PA (January 1, 2024) – A hit-and-run accident in Philadelphia’s Hunting Park neighborhood is under investigation by authorities after two people were left with injuries.
An SUV was struck by a black Dodge Charger at around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 31, while traveling down Hunting Park Avenue, per reports from officers with the Philadelphia Police Department. As a result of the force from the first collision, the SUV slammed into a parked car, spun out, and rolled over at the scene. A man and a woman were in the SUV at the time and were able to extricate themselves from the vehicle; they were both assessed for injuries at the scene, however. The driver of the Charger fled the scene, and police say no one has been taken into custody as of yet. An investigation remains ongoing in the meantime.
Our thoughts are extended to any injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.
Multi-Vehicle Wrecks in Pennsylvania
Per studies conducted and data collected over the previous year, the three types of auto accidents that occur most often in Pennsylvania are multiple-driver crashes, T-bone accidents, and rear-end crashes. As a result of the fact that over 20,000 collisions involving several vehicles take place every year in Pennsylvania, motorists in that state should, unfortunately, be on high alert.
Accidents involving rear-end crashes are often the consequence of careless driving. By running red lights and stop signs, these negligent drivers are responsible for most rear-end collisions in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, determining who was at fault in an auto accident might be rather straightforward most of the time, but other times, it can be trickier than expected.
The severity of your injuries from a rear-end collision is directly related to the other driver’s speed. Most rear-end collisions happen when one motorist brakes abruptly, leading the vehicle behind them to ram into them.
If the individual who rear-ended you and severely injured you were not at fault, they should cover your medical expenses and lost earnings. Unfortunately, when a policyholder becomes incapacitated due to an auto accident, the insurance company may attempt to avoid paying for long-term care or compensation for lost income and loss of future earning capacity.
Our Philadelphia and Pennsylvania car accident attorneys at Spear Greenfield will be at your side throughout the whole legal process. If you’ve been in a car accident in the local area, call us at (215) 600-0681. We’ll put you in touch with a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer who knows their way around Commonwealth law and can help you construct a strong claim that stands up in or out of court.
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