Each week we bring you news about some of the biggest accidents that have affected the Philadelphia Metro area. There seems to be constant news of innocent people being negatively impacted by car accidents, work accidents, construction accidents, and so much more that are caused by the negligence of others. If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence contact a Philadelphia personal injury attorney to determine your legal options. Schedule your free legal consultation today.
Terrible Morning Traffic Following Multi-Vehicle Crash
The Thursday morning commute to work was a difficult one for many who were traveling eastbound on Route 422. The usually busy highway was the location of a five-car crash in Upper Merion Township around 5:45 am. The crash was even more chaotic because it occurred in a construction zone which was already experiencing a traffic jam. Emergency crews had difficulty getting to the accident due to the backup of traffic and the fact that there was no shoulder of the road to drive down. Traffic was backed all the way up to Oaks and some of the drivers had to be forced off the road. There was one person reported to have been injured and the highway was opened up again at 7:30 am.
Accident on the Atlantic City Expressway
On Wednesday, May 23, an accident occurred on the Atlantic City Expressway when a box truck lost control and ran off the road into the woods. The accident happened around 2:20 pm near Winslow Township. A woman passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver was flown to Cooper University Hospital.
Man Found Dead Behind the Wheel In Philadelphia
Police responded to an accident a little after 5 am on Thursday, May 24 at 10th and Christian Streets. Several parked cars had been hit and police discovered a 60-year-old man behind the wheel of an SUV who was deceased. It appeared that the man had suffered a medical emergency while driving and died of natural causes. The three cars that were hit sustained minor damage but thankfully no one else was injured in the accident.
Fatal Accident On Roosevelt Expressway
There was a multi-car crash that occurred just before 8 am on the Roosevelt Expressway on Sunday, May 20. The accident occurred in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia. A 31-year-old man was ejected from the vehicle and then run over by another vehicle that was traveling behind him. He was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. There were no other reported injuries and the accident was cleared and lanes were open around 11:45 am.