This week’s accident roundup features:
- An accident involving two SEPTA vehicles in Philly
- A teenage boy loses his leg after being struck by a train
- An intoxicated Delaware County couple recklessly crashes into 3 parked cars
If you’ve recently been injured in an accident caused by someone else, a personal injury lawsuit could help you recover the compensation you need.
2 People Injured In SEPTA Bus Accident In Philadelphia
Authorities are investigating a SEPTA bus accident that occurred on Tuesday, July 18th in Philadelphia. The accident occurred around 3:30 PM near the intersection of Rising Sun Ave and E. Comly Street when a SEPTA CCT vehicle rear-ended a SEPTA bus.
Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
14-Year Old Boy Loses His Leg In Philadelphia Train Accident
A 14-year old boy suffered a severed leg injury after being struck by a freight train in the Frankford section of Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 19th.
The accident occurred around 5:05 PM, when the boy attempted to jump onto a slow-moving southbound CSX train near the 3600 block of Castor Ave. He was rushed to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and his severed leg was also transported to the hospital. The teen was unconscious when emergency responders arrived at the scene.
SEPTA’s Trenton Regional Rail was temporarily shut down in both directions while police investigated the incident, but reopened by 6:30 PM.
Intoxicated Delaware County Driver Crashes Into 3 Cars
A Delaware County man and woman who were both high on multiple narcotics crashed a rental truck into three parked cars in Upper Darby on Wednesday, July 19th. The woman’s 8-month and 4-year old daughters were passengers in the car during the incident. The 24-year old male driver was unable to stand when a police officer attempted to administer a field sobriety test. The mother initially refused medical treatment for herself or her daughters, until the police ordered an evaluation at a nearby hospital.
The 8-month old baby was treated for cuts and abrasions, but no other injuries were reported in the accident. The woman was charged with drug possession, endangering the welfare of children, and recklessly endangering another person. The man faces charges of DUI, driving under a suspended license, and public drunkenness.
Holding Negligent Parties Liable After An Injury
When someone acts recklessly or without proper care and another person gets injured, it’s important to make sure the victim has the resources they need while recovering from the injury. A personal injury lawsuit allows these victims to seek monetary damages from the person responsible for causing their accident. These damages can be both economic (such as medical bills, lost wages, etc.) and noneconomic (such as pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life).
If you or a loved one has recently been injured due to someone else’s negligence, Monheit Law’s personal injury lawyers can help you recover the financial compensation you need. To find out more about your options and begin filing a personal injury lawsuit, contact us today for a free legal consult.
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