Philadelphia, PA (May 3, 2023) – On Monday, a multi-vehicle collision in North Philadelphia resulted in a blaze at an apartment building, and police are looking for the driver who they claim left the scene.
According to the police, the unnamed male was driving a red 2019 Dodge SUV and speeding along Ridge Avenue at 9:50 p.m. At the same time, a 53-year-old woman was driving her 2014 Subaru and heading west on Diamond Street.
Authorities say the collision occurred at the corner of Ridge Avenue and Diamond Street and involved both vehicles. The Dodge then slammed into an apartment building and numerous parked cars on the 3000 block of West Diamond Street.
The police said the accident, shown on security footage, started a fire in the structure. The Dodge’s driver reportedly left the scene on foot in an undetermined route. His passenger, identified only as a 36-year-old woman, remained inside the crumpled Dodge SUV. She was rescued shortly thereafter by witnesses.
The passenger, the Subaru’s driver, and another passenger in the Subaru were all brought to the hospital, where they were treated for injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.
At the collision site, inspectors from the Department of Licenses and Inspection found the apartment building to be uninhabitable. The residents will need to relocate for the next three months at the very least.
An investigation remains ongoing in the meantime, and no other details about the hit-and-run driver have been released.
Our thoughts remain with the injured victims and their loved ones.
Vehicle Accidents in Philadelphia
At least 10,100 car accidents took place in Philadelphia County last year, according to statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. In addition, there are around 28 car accidents every day in Philadelphia County.
Philadelphia has an unacceptably high death rate due to traffic accidents when compared to other big cities. Philadelphia’s death rate of 6 per 100,000 is much greater than New York City’s figure of 2.87 per 100,000. Boston has the lowest mortality rate in the United States, with 1.93 deaths per 100,000 residents, although Los Angeles is not far behind, at 5.74 deaths per 100,000.
Those injured in these auto accidents do, thankfully, have legal options. And at Spear Greenfield, we never make things more complicated than they need to be by talking to our clients in legalese. Our lawyers can help you quickly and easily file a claim for personal injury if you’ve been hurt. We will walk you through the process and show you how evidence such as fault may be proven.
No of the specifics of your collision, our team of seasoned litigators is dedicated to advocating on your behalf. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, we will do all in our power to get the highest possible settlement on your behalf.
You should see a lawyer if you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident, whether physically, emotionally, or monetarily.
The staff at Spear Greenfield is here to help you get the assistance you need right now. If you have questions regarding your rights and options after a vehicle accident, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a vehicle accident, please call our Philadelphia office at (215) 600-0681 right once.
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