Every day, people are injured in preventable accidents throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Our weekly Greater Philadelphia accident report looks at some recent examples of auto accidents that have made headlines throughout the region.
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Dump Truck Overturns In Southwest Philadelphia
Police and firefighters were called to the scene after an 18-wheel dump truck overturned in Southwest Philadelphia on Monday, January 8. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Lindbergh Boulevard and Island Avenue.
It is still unclear how the accident occurred, and there has been no information released regarding potential injuries from the accident.
Northbound traffic on Lindbergh Boulevard was blocked following the accident, while southbound traffic appeared to be unaffected.
Car & AAA Tow Truck Collide In Delaware County: 1 Killed, 2 Injured
One person was killed and two others were injured when a car and AAA tow truck collided in Delaware County in the early hours of Saturday, January 6. The accident happened at the intersection of Township Line Road and Lansdowne Avenue in Upper Darby at around 1:30 a.m.
The two vehicles collided, spun out, and then struck each other a second time.
One person in the car died in the accident, while two others who were involved in the crash were brought to the hospital for injury treatment.
1 Dead, 1 Injured After Car Crashes Into SEPTA Train
One woman was killed and a second injured when their vehicle crashed into a SEPTA train in Lower Moreland, Montgomery County on Thursday, January 4. The two women were in an SUV on the 300 block of Red Lion Road at around 9:40 a.m. when the accident occurred.
The driver was unable to stop while traveling downhill during a snowstorm and accidentally slid onto the tracks. The vehicle crashed through the gate and struck the train as it was traveling southbound.
The driver was able to exit the vehicle right before it struck the train, but the passenger was unable to get out in time. The passenger was ejected and onto the tracks, where she was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was treated for minor injuries.
Police believe that snowy conditions played a role in causing the accident.
5-Vehicle Accident Backs Up Traffic On PA Turnpike
An accident involving at least 5 vehicles shut down westbound traffic on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bucks County on the morning of Wednesday, January 10. The accident happened around 7:15 a.m. in Bensalem, during the morning commute. Traffic was backed up and there were major delays as a result of the accident.
At least one vehicle was overturned in the accident. Officials were allowing one lane of traffic to pass by the accident by 7:50 a.m. By about 8:30 a.m., all lanes were reopened.