Philadelphia, PA (September 28, 2023) – Two Philadelphia police officers and a driver who has yet to be identified were injured in a collision in North Philadelphia early on Wednesday.
Chief Inspector Scott Small of the Philadelphia Police Department stated that the incident occurred at 12:45 a.m. when a police car and a “civilian vehicle,” as he termed it, collided at the corner of West Allegheny Avenue and Virginia Avenue in Glenwood.
He stated the incident severely damaged the police car and that everyone involved in the collision suffered injuries. According to Small, all of the people inside the cars that were involved in the accident were sent to local hospitals, where their conditions were reported as stable.
No other information was available from authorities at this time, although Small indicated that further details would be made public by the end of the week.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victims and their loved ones. We hope for their complete recovery.
Injuries in Philadelphia Car Accidents
During the most recent year, research and data collected from the streets of Pennsylvania revealed that rear-end accidents were the second most prevalent kind of accident involving two cars. Due to the fact that over 20,000 collisions involving multiple vehicles take place annually in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, every driver in the state should drive with an increased level of caution.
Reckless driving commonly causes rear-end collisions. Drivers who violate traffic signals by going through stop signs are the primary culprits in most rear-end incidents in the state of Pennsylvania. There are occasions when it is very obvious who was at blame in a rear-end accident, but there are other instances in which it is not at all evident who was responsible for what.
When you are involved in a collision with another vehicle from behind, the other vehicle’s speed at the time of impact significantly impacts the severity of your injuries. The most common reason for rear-ending collisions is when a motorist comes to an abrupt stop or halt, which is followed by a collision with the vehicle that was following.
But if you were not at fault for the rear-end collision that seriously injured you, the individual who caused it should be responsible for paying your medical expenses and making up any lost income.
In the unfortunate event that a person is rendered unable to work due to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident, the insurance company may do all in its power to avoid paying for long-term care or compensation for lost income and loss of future earning potential.
Thankfully, our skilled Pennsylvania car accident attorneys at Spear Greenfield will be at your side while pursuing claims through the legal system in Philadelphia and across the Commonwealth. If you’ve been in a car accident in Pennsylvania, call us at (215) 600-0681. We’ll put you in contact with an attorney who is familiar with the laws of the Commonwealth and will assist you in making your case stronger.
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