Philadelphia, PA (June 6, 2023) – On Monday morning, a fatal accident involving a jackknifed tractor-trailer, a van with a U-Haul trailer, and a vehicle forced the closure of a busy section of the Blue Route in the Philadelphia suburbs.
The accident occurred on northbound Interstate 476 at 5:00 a.m., close to mile marker 15.4, between exits 13 (U.S. Route 30 to St. Davids/Villanova) and 16A (Pennsylvania Route 23/Interstate 76).
News footage showed the truck cab was pressed up against the side of the trailer as though the vehicle had jackknifed and run off the road. Behind the vehicle was a smashed white vehicle on the pavement. The U-Haul trailer the white vehicle was towing was also smashed into a lamppost.
Around the time the road was reopened late Monday morning, Pennsylvania State Police reported that a woman had died at the site. However, PSP troopers did not specify which car the individual was traveling in.
An investigation remains ongoing, and no additional details about the other injured victims have been provided. PSP troopers will release further information as it becomes available.
Our thoughts and best wishes for a full recovery go out to the injured victims.
Truck Accidents in Philadelphia
Even while the incidence of truck crashes in Pennsylvania may be smaller than the rate of other kinds of collisions, the outcomes of truck collisions are virtually invariably catastrophic. In only one year, almost 110,000 Americans had significant injuries directly from being involved in an accident with such a large vehicle.
In actuality, there has been around a 25% rise in fatal truck accidents across the country over the last decade. Regrettably, the rate of truck accidents has increased in Pennsylvania.
If you were injured in an accident involving a commercial vehicle that was not your fault, it goes without saying that you should consider your legal options with an experienced attorney as soon as possible after receiving medical treatment.
If you were not at fault for the accident but sustained serious injuries, the person who caused the collision may be forced to pay your medical expenses and lost income.
If a driver is permanently disabled due to injuries, an insurance company may look for loopholes to avoid paying for long-term care or lost income and earning potential. Even if the victims’ injuries were not their fault, businesses and major insurance conglomerates might try to avoid paying to protect their bottom line.
Spear Greenfield will help you in and out of court, whether in Philadelphia or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, to fully resolve your claim. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a truck accident in Pennsylvania, contact us at (215) 600-0681. We’ll put you in touch with our injury accident attorneys, who are well-versed in Pennsylvania law and will work hard to build a strong case in your favor.
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.
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