Philadelphia, PA (December 7, 2022) – Philadelphia police are reportedly investigating a wreck that left one person dead and another person with injuries on Tuesday morning, December 6.
At around 4:50 a.m., medics arrived at the 6600 block of Frankford Avenue after receiving reports of a deadly collision.
According to investigators, a 2004 Acura heading south on Frankford Avenue collided with a Nissan, which was also traveling south on Frankford.
The deceased, a 39-year-old male, was driving the Acura when he was ejected and subsequently declared dead on the scene at around 5:15 a.m., according to police.
Authorities say a 60-year-old man was driving the Nissan and was taken to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital, where his condition is stable.
Per officials, the intersection of Unruh Avenue and Rawle Street at Frankford was closed to traffic while officers resumed their investigation.
Officers with the Philadelphia PD have not yet completed their investigation into the cause of the accident. The investigation is continuing at this time.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the deceased victim’s family. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a complete recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Pennsylvania
Rear-end crashes were the second most frequent kind of accident between two vehicles in our Commonwealth in one recent year. In light of the fact that more than 20,500 multiple-vehicle crashes occur yearly, on average, in Pennsylvania, every driver in the state should be extra vigilant.
It goes without saying that if you drive carelessly, a rear-end accident is almost certain. In fact, the leading cause of rear-end collisions in Pennsylvania is vehicles that disregard stop signs. In a rear-end collision, it may be clear who is at fault, but in other situations, the events leading up to the catastrophe are unknown.
When a vehicle’s front is damaged, it is common to neglect the back damage. Nonetheless, accidents such as head-on collisions might result in fatalities. Minor rear-end collisions may result in catastrophic casualties and expensive property damage.
The severity of your injuries in a rear-end collision mostly depends on the other vehicle’s speed. When a driver abruptly stops, the car following them often collides with the stopped vehicle. You may be able to use the forward momentum of the vehicle in front of you if you’re stuck in traffic and must continue moving ahead.
The seat reclines to a more comfortable position as soon as the passenger fastens his or her safety belt. While driving at high speeds, crashing into a seat or headrest may have severe repercussions, some of which may not be apparent for many hours or days.
If you were harmed in a rear-end incident for which you were not at fault, you might be eligible for substantial compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses.
After an accident that leaves their client permanently incapacitated, it is customary for insurance companies to hunt for loopholes to avoid paying for a vehicle accident victim’s long-term care, lost income, and earning potential.
Spear Greenfield will help you and your family, in or out of court, to maximize your chances of success. Call us at (215) 600-0681 if you’ve been hurt in a car accident in Pennsylvania; we’ll link you with an attorney who is familiar with the state’s legal system and will attempt to build a persuasive 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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