Reading, PA – Head-on Collision Leads to Injuries on Schuylkill Ave
Reading, PA (January 9, 2023) – One person was seriously injured in a head-on collision that took place on a roadway in Reading on the morning of Sunday, January 8.
According to Reading Police, the accident happened around 5:14 a.m. on Schuylkill Avenue around the area of Avenue B and Lehigh Street. Police confirmed that two vehicles were traveling in the area when one lost control and went into the opposite lane of traffic, causing it to collide head-on into another vehicle. Both vehicles were extensively damaged as a result.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. A passenger inside one of the vehicles, who has since been identified as an adult male, was extricated from his vehicle due to being trapped. He was then rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Nobody else sustained injuries in the collision.
Due to the severity of the accident, a portion of the road was blocked in the area for some time. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the party critically injured in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Car Accidents in Pennsylvania
Head-on collisions have been happening more commonly than ever before in Pennsylvania. While decades ago, head-on collisions accounted for about 2% of car accidents, they made up almost 5% of car accidents in 2020. Even though they are not the most common types of accidents, they account for approximately 10% of driving fatalities. Though many of these accidents can be prevented, they continue to happen every year due to the reckless acts of others. If your life has been turned upside-down due to a car accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Facing the aftermath of a car accident can be a challenging thing to endure. You may have questions that only a Reading car accident attorney can answer. For instance, what types of evidence are necessary when it comes to proving that somebody else is at fault for your accident? What deadlines will you be required when it comes to moving forward with a claim? Will your claim be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? These are questions that you can answer when you speak with a dedicated Reading personal injury attorney.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we are here for you and your family after you have been hurt in a car accident that is not your fault. We understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a car accident entirely on your own. Our attorneys have years of experience handling accident claims and will stand by your side as you navigate the legal system. We will help you obtain compensation for a wide array of aspects:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
Please do not hesitate to contact a car accident attorney in Reading at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can help you.
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Disclaimer: As well-respected members of the community, we at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who drives on our roads and highways. We are always saddened by these accidents but hope that, through awareness, members of our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.