Philadelphia, PA (March 5, 2023) – A two-car crash led to one person being hospitalized in Philadelphia on Sunday, March 5th. The crash took place around 2:00 a.m. on South 23rd Street at the intersection with Pine Street near Rittenhouse Square.
According to a report from police, two cars collided with each other at the intersection. Following the crash, one car traveled over a sidewalk and smashed into the front of a home. The other vehicle veered across the street and struck a traffic pole before coming to rest. The impact of the crash shook the home but did not cause any structural damage.
Paramedics responded to the scene and transported one person to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. There were no other injuries reported. The identity of the victim has not been released at this time.
The cause of the accident is under investigation. There is no word on whether any charges will be filed.
No further information is available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the injured victim following this car accident in Philadelphia. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Car Accident in Philadelphia
Beginning in 2016, Philadelphia adopted a plan called Vision Zero. The aim of this plan was to reduce deaths and serious injuries related to traffic crashes in the city. The goal is to have 0 traffic-related fatalities by the year 2030. According to statistics from Vision Zero, however, the number of fatal accidents in Philadelphia rose to 120 in 2020, which was higher than the numbers seen in recent years. The rates of injury crashes are not proportional across the city, with about 12% of local roadways accounting for approximately 80% of all reported Philadelphia car accidents.
With a population of more than 1.5 million people, traffic accidents are to be expected. However, it is important to note that most crashes are preventable. Negligent drivers account for the vast majority of all accidents reported in Philadelphia. Some common examples of negligent driving include speeding, careless driving, distraction, and impairment. If these drivers had used ordinary care and caution, it is most likely that an accident could have been avoided.
The most unfortunate thing about traffic accidents is that they affect innocent motorists. Drivers who were simply minding their own business can be seriously hurt at a moment’s notice. These victims may suffer serious injuries that impact virtually every area of their life.
When you have been injured in a Philadelphia car accident, you should turn to an attorney that you can trust. Here at Spear Greenfield, our lawyers have many years of experience handling difficult accident claims. We know what needs to be done in order to obtain the compensation that you deserve. When you have been hurt in a crash that was not your fault, we will fight to secure your future.
Our firm is standing by to speak with you at any time. Our consultations are always free for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your time to talk with a car accident lawyer in Philadelphia, please give us a call at (215) 600-0681.
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