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Philadelphia, PA - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Philadelphia – America's historic city that now serves as the economic hub of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia has a population of 1.5 million people, and is a travel destination for millions more annually. Its major industries are include higher education, manufacturing, oil refining, food processing, health care and biotechnology, telecommunications, tourism and financial services. It is the home of Fortune 500 companies in the Delaware Valley include Comcast, insurance companies Colonial Penn, CIGNA and Lincoln Financial Group, energy company Sunoco, pharmaceutical companies Wyeth and GlaxoSmithKline, and Boeing Rotorcraft Systems.

Philadelphia's traffic reflects its position as the key economic location in Pennsylvania

As thousands of commuters travel into the city each day, traffic congestion and accidents are a constant occurance. The major roadways include: Interstate 70 enters Pennsylvania at the West Virginia state line one mile west in Washington County. Interstate 76 enters Pennsylvania at the Ohio border northwest of Enon Valley in Lawrence County as the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Interstate 78 begins at I-81 five miles (8 km) west of Fredericksburg in Lebanon County. Interstate 79 enters Pennsylvania at the West Virginia state line one mile south of Mount Morris in Greene County. Interstate 81 enters Pennsylvania at the Maryland state line in Franklin County and heads northeast to Scranton before turning north for New York. It is known as the American Legion Memorial Highway while in Pennsylvania. To get up-to-date road information, go to the Pennsylvania DOT site. And to find out current weather conditions in Philadelphia, go to Accuweather.com.

Links to recent accidents in the Philadelphia area

Here is information on the most recent accidents in Philadelphia:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Philadelphia, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking.

If you know someone who has been injured in a Philadelphia accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Hahnemann University Hospital.

Pennsylvania grief support information for accident victims

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Philadelphia grief support organizations and counselors.

Philadelphia legal information for accident victims

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Philadelphia, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Philadelphia injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Philadelphia injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Philadelphia injury attorney can do to help.

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Most recent accident reports

Newark Police are investigating a serious six-car crash that left an eight-month-old girl hospitalized in critical condition Thursday. It happened around 11 a.m. on Capital Trail at the Windy Hills Bridge.
Date: 
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
City: 
Newark, DE
A portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is shut down in snowy eastern Pennsylvania after a pileup involving what appears to be a couple dozen vehicles.
Date: 
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Roadway: 
I-78
Police say a Clayton man was drunk and speeding when he lost control of his car and crashed into a retention pond in New Castle, Delaware.

At least two people are hospitalized Friday night following an accident involving several vehicles on the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia.

Date: 
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Type: Car Accident

An accident involving three tractor-trailers has shutdown the eastbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bucks County.

Date: 
Thursday, December 19, 2013

According to SEPTA, a pedestrian was struck by a train late Thursday morning.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Investigators are probing what caused a train derailment in Chester County Wednesday morning.

The derailment happened at about 10 a.m. in the 1000 block of South 1st Avenue in Coatesville.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Two people are in the hospital after a car crash on Martin Luther King Drive.

Police say three cars were involved in an accident on the Drive, injuring two people. One victim is in critical condition while the other is stable.

Date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Type: Car Accident
Three people are hospitalized following an accident Monday night in Lower Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County. The accident was reported at about 5:40 p.m. at Route 422 westbound and Armand Hammer Boulevard.
Date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Type: Car Accident

Rescue crews are on scene of an accident involving a truck and a car Friday night that left three people injured.

It happened at 8:15 p.m. at Bethlehem Pike and Lenhart Road in Hatfield, Montgomery County.

Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Type: Car Accident

A chain accident involving 50 cars and one fatality Sunday afternoon has shut down the westbound section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Downingtown and Morgantown.

Date: 
Saturday, December 7, 2013
A day of merriment ended in tragedy over the weekend when a man dressed in a Santa suit was hit and killed on a busy interstate in Philadelphia.
Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2013
Roadway: 
I-95

An elderly man has been killed after being hit by a SEPTA bus and officials are trying to determine whether the bus driver realized he struck the man.

Date: 
Thursday, December 5, 2013
An elderly man from Alburtis has succumbed to injuries he suffered in a car crash.
Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Roadway: 
Route 100
Type: Car Accident

A 71 year old woman crashed into a police SUV in Northeast Philadelphia. She was hospitalized along with a police officer who has since been released.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Roadway: 
Unknown