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Philadelphia, PA – Multiple Drivers Collide on I-676/Vine St Expy at 8th St, Leading to Injuries

Philadelphia, PA - Multiple Drivers Collide on I-676/Vine St Expy at 8th St, Leading to Injuries
September 4, 2022

Philadelphia, PA (September 4, 2022) – Authorities said that a handful of people suffered injuries in a multi-car crash that took place in the greater Philadelphia region on Sunday evening, September 4th.

At around 11:10 p.m., an accident took place on the eastbound side of the Interstate 676/Vine Street Expressway, not far from the 8th Street exit.

Shortly after the event took place, officers from the Philadelphia Police Department and EMTs from the surrounding neighborhood came to the scene. However, it is yet unknown what caused the collision to take place.

The authorities are continuing their investigation into the crash and are looking for further information. At this point, the inquiry is still continuing and being actively pursued.

We are keeping our fingers crossed that everyone hurt in this collision will recover completely.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Car Accidents & Victim Injuries

In 2014, research and data collected from the streets of Pennsylvania revealed that rear-end accidents were the second most prevalent kind of accident involving two cars. Due to the fact that over 20,000 collisions involving multiple vehicles take place annually in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, every driver in the state should drive with an increased level of caution.

Reckless driving commonly causes rear-end collisions. Drivers who violate traffic signals by going through stop signs are the primary culprits in most rear-end incidents in the state of Pennsylvania. There are occasions when it is very obvious who was at blame in a rear-end accident, but there are other instances in which it is not at all evident who was responsible for what.

When an accident occurs, the back end of a vehicle is often ignored. However, it’s possible that these accidents could be just as deadly as head-on collisions. Even minor rear-end collisions may cause a significant amount of damage.

When you are involved in a collision with another vehicle from behind, the speed of the other vehicle at the time of impact significantly impacts the severity of your injuries. The most common reason for rear-end collisions is when a motorist comes to an abrupt stop or halt, which is followed by a collision with the vehicle that was following. The momentum of the car in front of you helps pull your vehicle forward. When a passenger fastens their seatbelt, the seatbelt will automatically recline them backward. Crashing into a seat or headrest while moving at high speeds may have catastrophic repercussions, some of which may not become evident for many hours or even days after the incident.

If you were not at fault for the rear-end collision that seriously injured you, the individual who caused it should be responsible for paying your medical expenses and making up any lost income.

In the unfortunate event that a person is rendered unable to work as a result of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident, the insurance company may do all in its power to avoid paying for long-term care or compensation for lost income and lost earning potential.

To counter this, the attorneys at Spear Greenfield will be at your side throughout the process of pursuing claims through the legal system in Philadelphia and across the Commonwealth. If you’ve been in a car accident in Pennsylvania, give us a call at (215) 600-0681; we’ll put you in contact with an attorney who is familiar with the laws of the Commonwealth and will assist you in making your case stronger.

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.