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Philadelphia, PA – Injuries Occur in Car Accident on Rte 48 at Newport Gap

Philadelphia, PA - Injuries Occur in Car Accident on Rte 48 at Newport Gap
September 23, 2022

Philadelphia, PA (September 23, 2022) – Authorities said that several people suffered injuries in a multi-car crash that took place in the greater Philadelphia area on Friday evening, September 23rd.

Right around 10:20 p.m., something occurred on the westbound side of Route 48 at Newport Gap.

Philadelphia police and nearby emergency medical services arrived shortly after the incident. However, its origin is still a mystery.

However, the reasons for the accident are still being looked at. Authorities are still trying to piece together what happened, but they want anybody with knowledge about the incident to come forward.

We hope for the full recovery of all injured victims.

Car Accident Rate in Pennsylvania

In 2014, rear-end collisions accounted for 20% of all incidents involving multiple cars in Pennsylvania. Every motorist should exercise extraordinary caution on Pennsylvania’s roads since the state records more than 20,000 incidents each year involving several cars.

Collisions involving vehicles in front of you are nearly inevitable when drivers are careless. According to a recent study, disobeying stop signs is the primary contributor to rear-end collisions in the Keystone State. Sometimes it’s easy to figure out what led to a rear-end collision, while other times, it’s a mystery how the crash happened.

Unfortunately, fatalities may still occur in situations like rear-end crashes. Even minor accidents, particularly those that occur in the rear, may cause significant bodily harm and costly property damage.

The severity of your injuries in a rear-end collision is largely determined by the other car’s rate of travel at the time of contact. Almost all rear-end collisions happen when one motorist brakes suddenly, causing the vehicle behind them to slam into them. Additionally, minor collisions may cause serious harm even if vehicles travel slowly. When the safety belt is buckled in, the seat, for instance, will automatically recline. There might be catastrophic consequences, some of which could not become evident for hours or days if you strike your seat or headrest while driving swiftly.

If you were not at fault for the accident and incurred severe injuries as a result, there is a possibility that the person who caused your accident might be compelled to pay for your medical expenses and earnings that you lost as a result of the event.

The insurance company may try to find ways around paying for the motorist’s long-term care or lost income and earning potential if the driver is permanently handicapped as a consequence of their injury. Businesses and large insurance companies may strive to avoid paying to preserve their bottom lines, even if the victims’ injuries were not their fault.

Whether you’re filing a lawsuit in Philadelphia or another Pennsylvania court, Spear Greenfield will be there to support you every step of the way. Contact us at (215) 600-0681 if you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a car accident in Pennsylvania; we’ll connect you with an attorney who is familiar with Pennsylvania law and will fight tirelessly to build a case in your favor and ensure that you receive the justice to which you are entitled.

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.