On Thursday, May 6th, 2010, a commuter train hit a passenger car in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, injuring one person. The car was apparently stuck between gates at a crossing when the train collided with it. According to AJC, the accident caused the car to overturn and suffer severe damage. There are no further reports as to why the car was between the gates or why the train didn't stop, but no injuries were reported on the train.
A witness said that the train, headed for Norristown, was moving slowly and approaching the station when the Philadelphia train accident happened. Many train passengers were unaware of the accident and remained on the train until Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority explained what had happened and asked them to exit the train.
Unfortunately, accidents happen, but that does not lessen the ill effects, injuries, possible inability to work and so forth that often come to Pennsylvania car accident victims. People involved in Philly injury accidents may have a hard time paying their medical bills, experience a loss in pay if they are unable to work and be forced to deal with difficult physical circumstances either while in recovery or permanently, if their injuries are catastrophic.
If you have been a victim of a Pennsylvania car accident and find yourself in any of the above situations, know that you are entitled to seek compensation for your financial losses. The experienced Philadelphia injury attorneys at Cherry, Fieger and Marciano, LLP can help you learn your rights and ensure that your constitutional rights are protected. Call today at 888-684-7192 for a free consultation of your case.