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Philadelphia, PA – I-95 Site of Car Accident, Injuries at Rte 420 in Ridley Park

Philadelphia, PA - I-95 Site of Car Accident, Injuries at Rte 420 in Ridley Park
September 13, 2022

Philadelphia, PA (September 13, 2022) – Authorities said that a handful of people suffered injuries in a multi-car crash that took place in the Ridley Park area on Tuesday evening, September 13th.

The incident happened at 10:10 p.m. on the northbound side of I-95, not far from the Route 420 exit.

Quickly after the event, police from Philadelphia and emergency medical personnel from the surrounding region were on the scene. Unfortunately, the cause of the incident has not been determined as of yet.

The investigation into the causes of the accident is still ongoing. The probe is underway and being carried out at this time, though officers asked any witnesses to come forward with information.

We hope that those who were hurt in the accident will make a speedy and complete recovery.

Pennsylvania’s Rate of Automobile Crashes and Injuries

Rear-end accidents were the second most frequent kind of accident involving two cars in Pennsylvania in 2014. Every driver should exercise additional caution on Pennsylvania’s roads, where more than 20,000 accidents involving multiple vehicles occur annually in the Commonwealth.

Careless driving almost always results in a head-on collision with the car in front of you. In Pennsylvania, cars that ignore stop signs are the leading cause of rear-end accidents. It may be obvious who is at fault in a rear-end accident, but in other cases, the events leading up to the crash remain a mystery.

When there is damage to the front of an automobile, it is common practice to disregard the back. However, tragic outcomes are still possible in situations like head-on collisions. Accidents of any severity, including those near the back, may result in serious harm and expensive property damage.

When another automobile hits you from behind, the severity of your injuries depends largely on how fast the other car was going when the impact occurred. Most rear-end accidents occur when one driver abruptly stops, leading the car behind them to ram into them. What’s more, serious injuries can occur in these incidents, even when fender benders occur at lower speeds. For instance, the seat automatically reclines when the safety belt is buckled. If you’re driving fast and you hit your seat or headrest, it might have disastrous effects, some of which could not show up for hours or days.

If you were not at fault for the accident but suffered serious injuries as a result, the person who caused the collision is obligated to cover your medical expenses and lost wages.

An insurance company may look for loopholes to avoid paying for a car accident victim’s long-term care or lost wages and earning potential if the victim is rendered permanently disabled as a result of their injuries. It might be part of this process to find an explanation for why the victim’s injuries were not their fault.

Spear Greenfield will be there for you in and outside of court, whether in Philadelphia or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, to help you resolve your matter. Call us at (215) 600-0681 if you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident in Pennsylvania; we’ll connect you with an attorney who is familiar with Pennsylvania law and will work to build a compelling 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. 

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.