Philadelphia, PA (September 15, 2023) – After a truck crashed on Thursday in Philadelphia’s Fishtown district, it shut down multiple lanes of traffic and injured three people.
The incident occurred on I-95 between Exit 23 (Delaware Avenue) and Exit 22 (I-676/U.S. Highway 30), per officers from the Philadelphia Police Department. News footage showed metal pipes and wood from the truck strewn over the southbound lanes of the freeway, while the tractor-trailer was seen in the northbound lanes.
According to the Pennsylvania State Police, all three of the injured victims were transported to a local hospital, though their current conditions were unknown.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victims in hopes of their complete recovery.
Serious Vehicle Accidents in Philadelphia
Many people automatically associate deadly car accidents with those that occur at high speeds on the highway. However, this is not always the case. According to research conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the number of people killed in car accidents on typical city streets has risen dramatically in recent years.
Unfortunately, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia are not immune to this trend. The shocking number of 1,230 people killed in road accidents throughout Pennsylvania in 2021 was reported by the state’s transportation agency, showing that this grim trend is an unfortunate reality in our state. There were many different kinds of accidents that year all around the state, ranging from simple fender benders to devastating multi-car pileups.
- Hitting a building, stationary item, or parked vehicle
- Crashing into another vehicle at an angle when both are in motion (often seen while merging or running a red light).
- Back-to-back or rear-end collisions
Even if you are one of the safest drivers around, it is quite probable that you will be involved in a car accident at some time in your life due to the rising frequency of crashes. Because of this, you should prepare for an accident by familiarizing yourself in advance with the steps you need to take to protect yourself legally and financially. Adding insult to injury, if a victim is left unable to work as a result of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company may attempt to avoid paying for the policyholder’s long-term care, as well as lost income and future earnings.
Thankfully, the Philadelphia automobile accident lawyers at Spear Greenfield will be by your side through every step of the legal process. Call us at (215) 600-0681 if you’ve been in a vehicle accident in Pennsylvania. We’ll connect you with a lawyer familiar with Commonwealth law who can help you present a convincing case in court.
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, be sure to get in touch with 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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