Philadelphia, PA (January 20, 2022) – On Wednesday evening, January 19, a multi-vehicle crash with injuries occurred on a highway in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Police confirmed that the crash happened at 6:08 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-95 around the area of Academy Road. Several vehicles were traveling in the area when one or more lost control, causing the vehicles to collide forcefully with each other. The involved vehicles were badly damaged and had to be towed from the scene.
Numerous responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those with injuries. One or more victims sustained injuries as a result of the accident. The injured parties were taken to local hospitals for treatment, though their identities and conditions are not yet known.
The roadway was blocked in multiple lanes as police worked to clear the scene. This led to delays in the area for some time.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident remains ongoing. Police will update as more information becomes available.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Pennsylvania
Car accidents continue to be a leading cause of hospitalizations within the state of Pennsylvania every single year. Tens of thousands of people are hurt in car accidents in Philadelphia alone each year. In just one recent year’s time, in fact, it is estimated that approximately 12,189 people were hurt in car accidents in all of Philadelphia County. These accidents happen in the blink of an eye on our major highways due to many different reasons, including some of the following:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Drowsy driving
You could find yourself in a life-changing situation within seconds when a driver is not paying close attention to the roads around them. Knowing your rights can be especially beneficial as you move forward after an injurious accident.
The recovery following a car accident is not always easy to face. Because of this, you should always have the assistance of a Philadelphia car accident attorney on your side. Serious and even permanent conditions stem from car accidents, many of which can signal a long road to recovery. As you work on your physical recovery, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. If you have sustained injuries in a collision, you should be prepared to seek the help of a Philadelphia personal injury attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Philadelphia Car Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys are here to help you after a car accident that is not your fault. Even if you have previously had a positive experience with your insurance company, you may find that it is difficult to move forward with a claim. The insurance company may try to offer you less than you deserve when it comes to your settlement. If you have been hurt in a car accident, you should have legal help on your side every step of the way. Please contact an accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 600-0681 for more information on your available options.
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 medial 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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