Hilltown Township, PA (September 15, 2022) – Two children were airlifted to a local hospital following a major two-car crash that took place in Bucks County on Wednesday afternoon, September 14th, authorities said.
A garbage truck and SUV collided near the junction of Route 113 and Minsi Trail in Hilltown Township at 3:15 p.m., according to local police.
Per additional reports provided by the Hilltown Police Department, two children in the SUV were evacuated to Lehigh Valley Hospital with significant injuries. Meanwhile, the driver of the SUV was sent to Grand View Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The garbage truck driver was unharmed. For approximately three hours, traffic was diverted away from the area as personnel inspected the collision site.
Additional information was not disclosed, and the collision is still being investigated.
We hope that those injured in the collision recover quickly and completely.
Pennsylvania’s Automobile Crash & Injury Rate Data
In 2014, rear-end collisions were the second most common kind of accident involving two automobiles in Pennsylvania. Every motorist should be extra cautious on Pennsylvania’s highways, where more than 20,000 incidents involving several cars occur each year in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth.
Careless driving nearly always leads to a collision with the vehicle in front of you. Cars that disobey the rules of the road, such as stop signs, are the main cause of rear-end collisions in Pennsylvania. In some circumstances, it is clear who is at blame in a rear-end collision, but in others, the events leading up to the catastrophe remain a mystery.
When the front of a car is damaged, it is usual practice to ignore the rear. However, fatal results in scenarios such as head-on collisions remain conceivable. Accidents of any severity, even those in the rear, may cause significant injury and costly property damage.
When another vehicle strikes you from behind, the degree of your injuries is primarily determined by the other vehicle’s speed at the time of contact. The majority of rear-end collisions occur when one motorist suddenly brakes, causing the vehicle behind them to slam into them. Furthermore, catastrophic injuries may occur even when fender benders occur at modest speeds. For example, when the seat belt is fastened, the seat reclines automatically. If you hit your seat or headrest while driving rapidly, it might have severe consequences, some of which may not manifest for hours or days.
If you were not at fault for the accident but sustained significant injuries as a consequence, the individual who caused it must pay your medical bills and lost income.
If a vehicle accident victim is permanently incapacitated as a consequence of their injuries, an insurance company may hunt for loopholes to avoid paying for long-term care or lost income and earning potential. It might be part of this procedure to figure out why the victim’s injuries were not their fault.
Spear Greenfield will assist you in and out of court, whether in Philadelphia or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, to settle your losses from an accident that’s taken place through no fault of your own. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, call us at (215) 600-0681. We will connect you with an attorney who is knowledgeable in Pennsylvania law and will strive to create a strong, convincing case for you as our valued client.
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