Unfortunately, there is never a shortage of accidents in Philadelphia where innocent people fall victim to the negligent acts of others. We look at the serious car accidents and events that have occurred in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas this week in out weekly accident report. If you or a loved one have been injured in a work accident, traffic accident, construction accident, or any other accident caused by the negligence of another, contact our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys for a free legal consultation. Learn what your legal options are.
Philadelphia School Bus Crash
On Wednesday, February 14, around 6:30 am an accident took place in the Logan section of Philadelphia involving a school bus. The accident occurred at the intersection of Old York Road and Wagner Avenue and also involved a minivan. There were two students on the school bus at the time of the accident who were both taken to Einstein Medical Center to be evaluated.
Camden Girl Killed While Riding Her Bike
On Thursday, February 15th, an 8-year-old girl was riding her bike on the sidewalk in Camden, NJ. She was near her home on State Street when she was struck by an SUV that jumped the curb. The driver was an 84-year-old man who had lost control of his vehicle and also struck a 40-year-old woman who was sitting on her front steps. The driver, the woman, and the young girl were all rushed to Cooper Medical Center. The young girl died later and the other two individuals are in stable condition.
No charges have been filed, as of today.
Traffic Study For Dangerous Chestnut Hill Intersection
The intersection of West Evergreen Avenue and Navajo Street is known as an extremely dangerous area in Chestnut Hill. Over the past year, there has been an increase in traffic accidents near the almost 90 degree turn cars must make. There were three accidents there since December. In order to determine how to make the intersection safer, the Philadelphia Streets Department and 8th District City Councilwoman, Cindy Bass, have commissioned a traffic study. There will hopefully be some changes made in the near future to cut down on the number of accidents and injuries that occur in this area.