Philadelphia, PA (August 25, 2022) – Around 9:15 p.m. on Thursday evening, Philadelphia Fire Department crews were dispatched to a reported motor vehicle accident.
Authorities in Philadelphia say that due to the incident, the eastbound lanes of Interstate 76 near Vine Street/I-676 were closed for a number of hours. The collision between the two cars caused one of them to run off the road, and both automobiles sustained substantial damage in the crash and had to be towed from the scene.
Meanwhile, preliminary information also suggests that one to two of the casualties needed to be taken to a medical facility for treatment. Supposedly, one victim was stuck inside one of the automobiles, and rescue workers had to use a spreader and cutting tools to free them.
While the accident is still being thoroughly investigated, it is still unclear if any charges or citations will be levied against any of the motorists involved.
Our hearts go out to the injured and their loved ones at this time.
Serious Car Crashes Occurring in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
As reported by researchers, rear-end collisions were the second most prevalent form of two-vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania in 2014. Because of the yearly total of over 20,000 accidents across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, needless to say, it is imperative that all drivers exercise extreme caution.
In most rear-end collision cases, the at-fault motorist is the one who collides with the vehicle in front of them. What’s more, the vast majority of rear-end crashes in Pennsylvania involve a vehicle stopped at a traffic light or stop sign. Sometimes it’s obvious who’s at fault in a situation. Try to recall that not all rear-end incidents are simple.
Rear-end crashes are typically viewed as minor scrapes and dents. But unfortunately, these types of collisions can be just as deadly as head-on ones. Even in minor rear-end incidents, the risk of significant injury remains.
In a rear-end collision, bodily harm is mostly determined by how fast you another car hits your vehicle. Most rear-end collisions happen when one driver suddenly stops, causing the car behind them to slam into them. The momentum of the oncoming car suddenly transfers to yours, allowing you to surge ahead. The seatbelt prevents any further forward movement and jerks the body backward in an instant. Colliding with the seat and headrest at high speeds can have serious repercussions, some of which may not become apparent as “injuries” until hours or days after the initial impact.
If you were seriously hurt in a rear-end collision that wasn’t your fault, the at-fault driver should cover your medical bills and lost income. This is because the at-fault motorist deserves the blame for the accident.
Even if they are willing to pay for some necessary medical surgeries, insurance companies will frequently go to great lengths to avoid paying for services like long-term care or supplementation for lost income and lost earning potential in the event of your incapacity due to an auto accident.
In contrast, the attorneys at Spear Greenfield will be by your side throughout the whole process of navigating the legal system and filing claims. Call us at (215) 600-0681, and we’ll put you in touch with our car accident lawyer in Pennsylvania who is seasoned and well-versed in Commonwealth law, so that you’ll have the best possible chance of success for your claim or 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.
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