In our weekly accident report for January 24, we look at four serious traffic accidents which have made headlines in the Philadelphia metro area over the past week. If you or a loved one has been injured in a traffic accident, construction accident, work accident, or any other accident which you believe was caused by the negligence of someone else, our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers can help you explore your legal options in a free consultation.
Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle And Injured In West Philadelphia
Another bicyclist was injured in Philadelphia after being struck by an SUV on Thursday, January 18. The accident happened shortly before noon at the intersection of 63rd and Vine streets in West Philly.
News footage from a helicopter showed a red SUV stopped at the scene and the bicycle’s wheel sticking out from underneath the passenger side of the vehicle. The bicyclist was brought to the hospital and his injuries were considered non-life-threatening.
Police are investigating the cause of the bicycle accident.
Traffic Shutdown After Accident On I-95 Near Broad Street
All southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Philadelphia were shut down for several hours on the morning of Sunday, January 21 after a car accident near the Broad Street exit. The crash occurred at around 5 a.m. Two people were brought to Hahnemann Hospital for treatment, but no information was released regarding their conditions.
The southbound lanes were shut down for almost five hours following the car crash. Traffic was detoured off of the highway. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Couple Steals Vehicle In Delaware County, Causes Accident
A man and woman led police on a lengthy car chase on January 18, beginning in Delaware County and ending in South Philadelphia when the stolen Hummer crashed onto railroad tracks. According to Chester police, the couple was seen in the stolen vehicle with New York tags, traveling north on I-95 when an officer attempted to pull them over. The driver then began to drive erratically and headed towards Philadelphia. The vehicle weaved in and out of traffic and eventually caused a state trooper to crash.
The vehicle exited the highway onto South Columbus Boulevard after reaching the city. It got stuck on the CSX Railroad tracks, and the two suspects exited the vehicle and ran towards a strip mall. One entered a Pier 1 Imports store while the other entered Best Buy. Eventually, both were apprehended by police. Luckily, no one was seriously hurt in the incident.
Montgomery County Man Killed In Allentown Traffic Accident
A Montgomery County man was killed after he crashed his car into a concrete median in Allentown on Friday, January 19. The accident happened shortly before 5 p.m. at the South Eighth Street railroad overpass. The man was brought to the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest and treated for multiple traumatic injuries before being pronounced dead at 5:42 p.m.