Philadelphia, PA – Four People Killed in Fatal DUI Crash on Schuylkill Expy

Philadelphia, PA – Four People Killed in Fatal DUI Crash on Schuylkill Expy

Philadelphia, PA (April 16, 2023) – Four people were killed in a fatal DUI accident that took place in Philadelphia on the morning of Saturday, April 15.

According to Philadelphia Police, the accident happened at 2 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76). Police confirmed that the crash happened around the area of the City Avenue exit when a driver in his vehicle suddenly swerved across multiple lanes of traffic, striking a second vehicle. The first vehicle then overturned. The second vehicle, however, propelled forward and collided with a bride pillar. Both vehicles were extensively damaged in the collision.

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The four members of the second vehicle were severely injured in the accident. They were tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the first vehicle has since been identified as 31-year-old Victor Spizzirri. He was rushed to Temple University Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Police have since arrested him on charges of homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol due to being impaired at the time of the collision.

No further details have been released, but the investigation into the collision continues.

We want to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victims who have lost their lives in this accident.

Fatal DUI Accidents in Pennsylvania 

4/16 Philadelphia, PA – Four People Killed in Fatal DUI Crash on Schuylkill ExpyDrunk driving is one of the most severe causes of accidents in the state of Pennsylvania, accounting for a large percentage of vehicle-related injuries and fatalities each year. In fact, hundreds of lives are taken every year as a result of these horrific collisions. Between the years 2003 to 2012, it was reported that 4,663 people were killed in drunk driving accidents within the state of Pennsylvania, and many others sustained injuries. Losing a loved one in a drunk driving accident can leave you and your family feeling alone and confused. If you have sustained these losses, you should speak with an attorney immediately.

The loss of a loved one can leave you with many questions after a fatal DUI accident. Holding a drunk driver liable for their actions is the best way for you and your family to move forward. However, the levels of grief that you are likely feeling are immense. You may be worried about how you are going to afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You have many options during these difficult times. It is imperative that you speak with a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after a fatal accident.

At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys are here for you after you have lost a loved one in a fatal DUI accident. We understand how overwhelming a fatal collision can be. Our attorneys will stand by your side as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. These include some of the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost income and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy costs

Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 731-9900 for more information on how we can assist you.

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