Philadelphia, PA (March 10, 2023) – Late Thursday night, March 9, a T-bone collision at a mall in Northeast Philadelphia claimed the life of one motorist.
At about 11:00 p.m., one driver drifted into oncoming traffic on Knights Road near Philadelphia Mills for unknown reasons, according to Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.
Per authorities, that vehicle was then struck by a pickup truck traveling northward.
Small said that one of the victims, a 24-year-old, died later at the hospital. The pickup truck driver’s status at the hospital was stable.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the crash. Authorities are calling for anyone with knowledge to come forward while the investigation proceeds.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims, and we wish them a speedy recovery.
Injury Auto Accidents in Pennsylvania
In 2014, rear-end crashes ranked second most frequently among accidents involving two vehicles in Pennsylvania. Everyone driving in Pennsylvania should exercise extreme caution since the state annually registers over 20,000 multi-vehicle accidents in and around Philadelphia alone.
Careless drivers put themselves and the cars in front of them in danger. The leading cause of rear-end incidents in the Keystone State is drivers who disregard stop signs. While it may be obvious who was at fault in a rear-end collision in some cases, the events leading up to the collision are often unclear.
What’s more, deadly outcomes are still possible even in the most unlikely of circumstances, like minor or rear-end collisions.
The oncoming vehicle’s speed is a major factor in determining the damage done in a rear-end accident. When one motorist quickly applies the brakes, the car behind them often times slams into them. Further, even if the vehicles involved are moving slowly, a collision can still inflict catastrophic injury. As an example, some seats have built-in reclining mechanisms that activate when the seat belt is fastened. Hitting your seat or headrest at high speeds can have devastating results, some of which may not show up for hours or days.
If you were gravely hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, the other party might be held financially responsible for your suffering.
But oftentimes, if a driver is permanently disabled as a result of an accident, an at-fault driver’s insurance company may try to avoid covering the cost of their care and the loss of income and future earning potential. Companies and insurance providers with deep pockets may try to avoid paying victims’ medical bills and other damages to protect their bottom lines.
Thankfully, no matter where your case may be in Pennsylvania, Spear Greenfield is here to help you every step of the way. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a vehicle crash in Pennsylvania, call us at (215) 600-0681. We’ll put you in touch with a lawyer who knows the ins and outs of Pennsylvania law and will work hard to build a case in your favor and get you the justice that you are due.
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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