May 11th, 2013
A total of 13 people needed medical attention from injuries sustained at a Northeast Philadelphia car crash Wednesday afternoon May 8th. According to law enforcement the accident involved two vehicles. A 15-seater van rolled over its side after colliding with a car on the intersection of Torresdale Avenue and Rhawn Street at approximately 5:15 a.m.
12 people riding the van were hurt according to investigators. The driver of the sedan was also hurt in the accident. As of this writing, it is not clear to what hospital the injured were taken to. However, doctors did comment that all of them were expected to make a full recovery.
According to police they believe that the woman in the other vehicle might have been driving under the influence. Although the driver was arrested and taken into custody, police did not comment on whether blood tests confirmed their suspicions.
Another accident also took place during the morning commute. A tractor-trailer had jackknifed and broke open. The truck contained containers of grease that was spilled all over Interstate 76. As a result of the accident the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation was forced to close the ramp at 30th Street for several hours. Rainy conditions did not help with the clean up. The oil also made it difficult for workers to clean up the mess. Lanes reopened at around 11 am.
These two car crashed caused traffic snarls around Philadelphia causing commuters to slow down their morning drive to Philadelphia.
Accident victims have rights. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, wage loss and medical bills. Contact an accident attorney in Philadelphia now for a free consultation.