Posted On: May 8, 2009 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Philadelphia Auto Accident Injures At Least Five

Several people suffered injuries in a multi-vehicle auto accident in the Olney section of Philadelphia, CBS News reported in a story. The car crash in Philadelphia occurred at 5th and Chew Avenue and involved at least two vehicles. One of the vehicles was reportedly sent careening onto a nearby sidewalk during the accident. At least five people, including a 10-year-old child, were taken to local hospitals with injuries. However, the injuries are said to be non-life threatening. Traffic investigators are trying to determine whether alcohol played a role in this crash. No one has been arrested pending a criminal investigation.

In any auto accident, it is extremely important to get the facts of the case and determine whether there was negligence or wrongdoing involved. If you were seriously injured by a drunk driver, then he or she should be held civilly and criminally responsible for such negligence. It is against Pennsylvania law to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a Pennsylvania auto accident, you will be well-served to contact an experienced Philadelphia auto accident lawyer at Cherry, Fieger and Marciano, LLP. Our skilled team of personal injury lawyers will evaluate and review all relevant facts to help determine who was at fault and who should be held responsible. Such factors may include road conditions, weather condition, the condition of the vehicles involved (defective auto products or mechanical malfunction) and whether drugs or alcohol were involved. Please call us today for a free consultation and evaluation of your Pennsylvania auto accident case.