Philadelphia, PA (April 15, 2023) – Four people have died as a result of a fatal crash that took place in Philadelphia on Saturday morning, April 15. At around 2:00 a.m., the Philadelphia Police Department responded to the scene of an automobile accident on the Schuylkill Expressway.
Reports from authorities show that two vehicles were involved in a collision during the early morning hours. Preliminary reports determined that one vehicle swerved across several lanes of traffic before crashing into the second vehicle near the exit for City Avenue. The impact of the crash caused the first car to spin out and overturn before coming to a rest on the right shoulder of the roadway.
The second car was then struck in the rear and propelled forward, where it crashed into a bridge pillar near Interstate 76 westbound.
One victim, identified as Victor Spizzirri, was transported to Temple University Hospital for the treatment of significant injuries.
Four people in the second vehicle were all fatally injured. The victims were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Authorities determined that Spizzirri was impaired, and he was taken into police custody for homicide by vehicle due to driving under the influence, as well as several other charges. At this time, investigations into the accident are underway.
Our condolences go out to the families of all four victims who died as a result of this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Pennsylvania
Fatal motor vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania take the lives of more than 1100 people annually. These accidents continue to take place, despite the number of laws that we have in place to protect motorists. A significant number of these accidents take place as a result of drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Operating a vehicle while impaired can significantly impact the driver’s ability to maintain control over it and to make responsible decisions.
When victims lose their lives as a result of accidents involving drunk drivers, their families are often able to take legal action. Pursuing a wrongful death claim against the responsible driver can provide families with the financial resources that they need to cover funeral arrangements, burial expenses, and more. If your family member has died as a result of a fatal accident, you must seek legal assistance right away from a Philadelphia wrongful death lawyer. Waiting can jeopardize your chances of making a full recovery.
If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a motor vehicle accident and you are looking for an aggressive attorney to assist you, we at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys can help. Our skilled team of skilled legal advocates understands the difficulty associated with these types of devastating events and will fight to protect the rights of victims. With our expertise and knowledge, we can work diligently toward obtaining fair justice and compensation for a wide array of financial damages. No one should ever be alone after losing a loved one in a car accident. Contact us today at 1-800-90-LEGAL or 1-800-905-3425 to get started on this journey toward closure and peace of mind.
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