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Philadelphia, PA – Victims Hospitalized After Rollover Accident at 40th & Chestnut Sts

Philadelphia, PA - Victims Hospitalized After Rollover Accident at 40th & Chestnut Sts
August 29, 2022

Philadelphia, PA (August 29, 2022) – One person sustained reportedly serious injuries in a University City crash on Sunday morning, August 28th, and Philadelphia Police Department officers have now launched an official investigation.

Around 4:00 a.m. on a Sunday, the wreck occurred near the corner of South 40th Street and Chestnut Street. There was an accident involving two automobiles, and one of them rolled over and collided with a nearby corner building.

No information has been released on the injuries’ severity; however, news media reported seeing emergency medical technicians (EMTs) arrive on the site and take one or two patients to a nearby hospital.

As of now, it is unclear if any of the drivers involved will be cited or charged in connection with the accident. Witnesses and bystanders in the area at the time of the collision are presently assisting the PPD with their investigation.

Both the wounded victims and their loved ones are in our thoughts. Our best wishes are with them as they make a full and rapid recovery.

Serious Car Crashes in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth

In 2014, studies and traffic statistics showed that rear-end accidents were the second most prevalent kind of accident involving two cars in Pennsylvania. Since over 20,000 multiple-driver wrecks occur each year in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, it goes without saying that all drivers in the state must take additional care on our roadways.

Most rear-end collisions are caused by the negligent motorist. What’s more, the lion’s share of rear-end incidents in Pennsylvania occur when a driver fails to stop at a stop sign or traffic signal. Once in a while, the culprit is glaringly obvious, but it’s important to remember that determining culpability in a rear-end incident isn’t always cut and dried.

Damage to the back of a vehicle after a collision is usually ignored. However, these collisions have the potential to be as deadly as head-on collisions. Even minor rear-end collisions can cause significant damage.

In a rear-end collision, the other car’s speed of impact has a significant bearing on the severity of your injuries. Most rear-end collisions occur when one driver suddenly stops, causing the car behind them to slam into them. Your car uses the energy of the oncoming car to propel itself forward. When fastened, a seatbelt immediately pulls the occupant backward and prevents them from moving forward. Crashing into the seat or headrest at high speeds may have devastating results that may not show up as normal injuries for hours or days after the crash.

If you were seriously hurt in a rear-end collision that wasn’t your fault, the responsible party should cover your medical expenses and lost income.

Insurance companies may pay for short-term medical care in the event of an auto accident-related disability, but they may do everything in their power to avoid paying for long-term care or compensation for lost income and lost earning potential.

At Spear Greenfield, however, our attorneys will be by your side throughout the entire process of dealing with the legal system throughout Philadelphia and the greater Commonwealth and filing claims. Call us at (215) 600-0681 if you’ve been in a car accident in Pennsylvania; we’ll put you in touch with a lawyer that knows their way through Commonwealth law and can help you maximize your chances of a successful claim or court case.

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.