Philadelphia, PA – Multi-Vehicle Crash, Injuries Reported on I-676 at Ben Franklin Pkwy

Philadelphia, PA - Multi-Vehicle Crash, Injuries Reported on I-676 at Ben Franklin Pkwy
November 12, 2022

Philadelphia, PA (November 11, 2022) – Officials said that at least two to three people sustained injuries in a major car crash that unfolded in the greater Philadelphia region on Friday evening, November 11th.

A crash happened at at 8:50 p.m. on the eastbound side of I-676/Vine Street Expressway, not far from the Ben Franklin Parkway exit.

Officers from the Philadelphia Police Department and nearby EMTs responded immediately after the event. But the incident’s root cause has yet to be determined.

The authorities have continued their investigation into the crash’s cause. As of now, the inquiry is still open and ongoing.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims, as well as their families. We hope for their complete recovery at this time.

Injuries From Car Crashes in Pennsylvania

Rear-end accidents were the second most prevalent form of automobile accident in Pennsylvania in 2014, according to data and study. Because of the state’s high rate of multi-vehicle accidents, with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania claiming a rate of over 20,000 accidents per year, all drivers statewide clearly need to ensure they stay extra cautious.

Inattentive drivers often cause accidents by rear-ending other vehicles. Pennsylvania drivers who ignore traffic signals, particularly red lights and stop signs, are the primary cause of rear-end accidents. In some rear-end collisions, it’s immediately obvious who was at blame, while in others, the circumstances are murky at best.

When two cars collide from behind, the speed of the oncoming vehicle has a significant effect on the degree of injuries caused. The majority of rear-end crashes occur when one motorist brakes abruptly, leading the vehicle behind them to smash into them.

The inertia of the automobile in front of you serves to move your own vehicle ahead. The seat automatically reclines when the passenger fastens their seat belt. Colliding with a seat or headrest at high speeds may have severe repercussions, some of which may not be noticeable for many hours or days.

Someone else’s negligence should result in their paying for your hospital bills and time away from work if you were seriously harmed in a rear-end incident.

In the event of a catastrophic injury in an automobile accident that leaves the victim permanently unable to work, the victim’s insurance company may look for any reason to avoid paying for the person’s ongoing care or lost income and future earning potential.

The lawyers at Spear Greenfield will be at your side during any court proceedings, whether they take place in Philadelphia or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, to help you prevail. Don’t hesitate to contact us at (215) 600-0681 if you’ve been wounded in a vehicle accident in Pennsylvania; we’ll put you in touch with our attorneys, who are knowledgeable with the legal system in Pennsylvania and will help you build a compelling 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.