Springfield Township, PA (September 24, 2023) – Authorities say that three people are dead after a multi-vehicle accident that occurred in Springfield Township, Fayette County, on Sunday, September 24.
State troopers in Pennsylvania said that at about 6:00 p.m., two cars collided on Route 711, not far from Mount Tabor Road.
According to authorities, two sedans were involved in the collision, and one of them rolled onto its side as a result of the initial crash. At about 7:00 p.m., police had blocked off the route in order to conduct their on-scene investigation. EMTs responded shortly thereafter, but at least three victims were pronounced dead before they could be taken to a hospital.
No other information about the accident, however, has been made public. Authorities in Springfield have requested anybody with information to contact them.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victims’ families. Our thoughts are extended to any injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.
Deadly Car Accidents in Pennsylvania
In the state of Pennsylvania, there were 31,342 fatal vehicle accidents between 2004 and 2019. What’s more, with a total of 10,934 deaths, Philadelphia County and Allegheny County were the most dangerous in Pennsylvania.
During that same time period, the lowest death tolls were recorded in Forest, Sullivan, and Cameron Counties, with 41, 30, and 25 deaths, respectively. That is to say, the rates of fatal vehicle accidents were lowest in these areas over that time frame.
Unsurprisingly, fatal vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania are more common in more populated cities, such as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Over the course of the 15-year span, 1,704 people died in the two cities. Five percent of all Pennsylvania deaths between 2004 and 2018 resulted from automobile accidents in the two largest cities.
It’s normal to be anxious about getting into a vehicle accident if you’re a Pennsylvania resident. As shown above, these figures show that the risk of being involved in or witnessing a fatal vehicle accident is much higher for city dwellers. Moreover, because cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and their surrounding suburbs account for much of the state’s population, the urban citizenry is much more vulnerable to these types of serious car accidents.
When your life has been turned upside down by a car accident in Philadelphia or anywhere else in Pennsylvania, our attorneys at Spear Greenfield will be there for you every step of the way for these and many more reasons. If you’ve been in a car accident in Pennsylvania, give us a call at (215) 600-0681. We’ll put you in touch with an attorney who’s familiar with Commonwealth law and can help you build a strong case in court or in negotiations.
We’ll stop at nothing to ensure your legal rights are safeguarded during this frustrating time in your life. Don’t hesitate to contact our Springfield Township car accident lawyers if you’ve been hurt or lost a loved one in a preventable collision.
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