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Philadelphia, PA – Multiple Drivers Collide on I-76 Near Spring Garden St, Causing Injuries

Philadelphia, PA - Multiple Drivers Collide on I-76 Near Spring Garden St, Causing Injuries
September 18, 2022

Philadelphia, PA (September 18, 2022) – Authorities said that several people suffered injuries in a multi-car crash that took place in the greater Philadelphia area on Sunday evening, September 18th.

At 7:05 p.m., the incident occurred on the eastbound side of I-76, near the Spring Garden Street exit.

Police from Philadelphia and emergency medical professionals from the surrounding area arrived quickly after the incident. Unfortunately, the reason for the occurrence has yet to be discovered.

The inquiry into the accident’s causes is still underway. The investigation is still ongoing, but detectives have encouraged any witnesses to come forward with information.

We hope that those injured in the collision recover quickly and completely.

Pennsylvania’s Automobile Crash and Injury Rate

In 2014, rear-end collisions were the second most common kind of accident involving two automobiles in Pennsylvania. Every motorist should be extra cautious on Pennsylvania’s highways, where more than 20,000 incidents involving several cars occur each year.

Careless driving nearly always leads to a collision with the vehicle in front of you. Cars that disobey stop signs are the main cause of rear-end collisions in Pennsylvania. In some circumstances, it is clear who is at blame in a rear-end collision, but in others, the events leading up to the catastrophe remain a mystery.

When the front of a car is damaged, it is usual practice to ignore the rear. However, fatal results in scenarios such as head-on collisions remain conceivable. Accidents of any severity, even those in the rear, may cause significant injury and costly property damage.

When another vehicle strikes you from behind, the degree of your injuries is primarily determined by the other vehicle’s speed at the time of contact. The majority of rear-end collisions occur when one motorist suddenly brakes, causing the vehicle behind them to slam into them. Furthermore, catastrophic injuries may occur even when fender benders occur at modest speeds. For example, when the seat belt is fastened, the seat reclines automatically. If you hit your seat or headrest while driving rapidly, it might have severe consequences, some of which may not manifest for hours or days.

If you were not at fault for the accident but had significant injuries as a consequence, the individual who caused the collision may be compelled to pay your medical bills and lost income.

If a vehicle accident victim is permanently incapacitated as a consequence of their injuries, an insurance company may hunt for loopholes to avoid paying for long-term care or lost income and earning potential. Even though the victim’s injuries were not their fault, companies and large insurance conglomerates may attempt to avoid paying to preserve their own bottom line.

Spear Greenfield will assist you in and out of court, whether in Philadelphia or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, to settle your claim to your fullest satisfaction. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, call us at (215) 600-0681; we’ll connect you with an attorney who is knowledgeable in Pennsylvania law and will strive to create a convincing 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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