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Philadelphia, PA – Officers Hurt in Car Accident at W Sedgley Ave & W Lehigh Ave

5/1 Philadelphia, PA – Officers Hurt in Car Accident at W Sedgley Ave & W Lehigh Ave
May 1, 2022

Philadelphia, PA (May 1, 2022) – Two officers were injured in a car accident that took place at an intersection in Philadelphia on Saturday evening, April 30.

According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened at 6:13 p.m. at 2500 West Sedgley Avenue. An officer allegedly pulled over a maroon Honda Accord and both the Accord and marked police car were on the side of the street. A gold Mercedes was traveling at a high rate of speed in the area and fleeing the scene of a crash. The vehicle rear-ended the police car, causing it to strike the Honda near the intersection. The vehicles involved in the accident were extensively damaged.

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Both officers in the marked patrol cruiser sustained head injuries. The driver of the Honda also sustained head pain and her two child passengers were taken to local hospitals as well. All of the parties are expected to be okay.

The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for an extended period of time. Police confirmed that charges are pending against the driver of the Mercedes at this time.

No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Car Accidents in Pennsylvania 

There are over 120,000 miles of roads and highways on our roads in the state of Pennsylvania. Tens of thousands of people are injured as a result of car accidents within the state. In 2020, it was reported that approximately 104,475 car accidents took place in Pennsylvania. Out of these accidents, approximately 61,248 people were seriously injured in car accidents within the entire state. These accidents happen due to many different reasons and sometimes leave victims in a difficult position. If you have sustained injuries in a car accident, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can rely on.

Having the help of a Philadelphia car accident lawyer on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected after a car accident. An attorney will be able to help you when it comes to many aspects of your claim, such as gathering evidence and meeting deadlines that are required of you. They can help you show that the following factors were evident in your case, including the following:

  • A driver owed a duty of care
  • A driver breached the duty of care
  • The breach in duty led to the accident
  • The accident led to injuries and other damages

If your life has been affected by a car accident, you should have the assistance of a Philadelphia personal injury attorney on your side.

Philadelphia Car Accident Attorneys 

At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we have diligently assisted those injured in car accidents over the years in Pennsylvania. We understand how difficult it can be to get back on your feet after an accident. Our attorneys will help you work toward the justice and compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact a car accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 600-0681 for more information.

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. 

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.