Philadelphia, PA (February 2, 2023) – Just after 6:30 p.m., during the early evening hours of Thursday, February 2, a multiple-vehicle accident that resulted in potentially serious injuries took place in the greater Philadelphia area.
According to the investigation by the Philadelphia Police Department, the incident occurred on westbound Interstate 76, not far from Exit 346, toward Montgomery Drive and South Street. For reasons that are yet unknown, two cars collided when one of them swerved to the right before the South Street exit, badly damaging both vehicles and injuring at least one person.
A number of emergency workers, including medics and firefighters, were sent to the scene around 6:45 p.m. However, it is unclear how many people were injured or how severe their injuries were.
The PPD is continuing its investigation into the collision and is now looking for witnesses.
We are keeping the injured victims and their loved ones in our thoughts at this time.
Traffic Accident Statistics in Philadelphia
Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation reports that there were over 10,000 vehicle collisions in Philadelphia County last year. In addition, Philadelphia County sees around 28 automobile accidents daily, with authorities reporting that more than 12,000 multi-vehicle incidents occurred in Philadelphia County alone in 2016.
In comparison to other major cities, Philadelphia has one of the highest rates of mortality caused by automobile accidents. Compared to New York City’s 2.87 deaths per 100,000 people, Philadelphia’s rate of six is far higher. Boston has the lowest mortality rate in the United States, with 1.93 fatalities per 100,000 residents, although Los Angeles is not far behind, with 5.74 deaths per 100,000.
Traumatic experiences, such as those caused by accidents, might leave you worried about the future. If the other driver’s carelessness or distraction contributed to the collision, the consequences are even more devastating.
We don’t use legalese while communicating with our clients at Spear Greenfield because we don’t want to add any unnecessary layers of complexity to the proceedings. If you’ve been wounded, our legal team can help you submit a claim for personal injury promptly and efficiently. We’ll teach you the ropes and help you build a case of incriminating evidence.
We are a team of seasoned litigators that will go to bat for our clients no matter what. In the event of a personal injury, we will assess the extent of the losses you have sustained and fight for the highest possible compensation on your behalf.
You and yours should see a lawyer if you or a loved one has suffered any injury due to an accident, whether physical, emotional, or financial. Spear Greenfield offers complimentary consultations to all potential clients in order to assist them in making well-informed decisions.
The seasoned, highly skilled legal team at Spear Greenfield can help you receive the aid you need and collect evidence in your favor. In the event that you have been in a car accident and want more information about your legal options or assistance choosing a personal injury attorney, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident, please get in touch with our Philadelphia office immediately at (215) 600-0681. It’s possible that we may provide immediate assistance.
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.
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.