Latest Philadelphia Updates
By Perry Liss
This news section covers all personal injury related news in Philadelphia.
June 28, 2018 – Police Investigating The Stabbing Of An Elderly Woman In Philadelphia
Around 7 pm on Wednesday, June 27, a 79-year-old woman was stabbed in the head while on the 3500 block of Grant Avenue. The attack was carried out by someone the victim knew and police apprehended someone at the scene, in the Torresdale section of Philadelphia. The victim was taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital in stable condition and police are investigating the incident.
May 30, 2018 – 11-Year-Old Boy Is Victim In Fatal Philadelphia Hit-And-Run
An 11-year-old boy was riding his bike on Friday, May 18 at 10th and Shunk Streets in South Philadelphia when he was hit by a 2012 black Mazda CX-9 with New Jersey tags. The driver left the scene of the accident and the young boy died as a result of the crash. The driver, a 48-year-old woman later called police and turned herself and her car in. She was not arrested but there are pending charges and an investigation is ongoing.
April 11, 2018 – Man In Olney Shot And Robbed On The Street
Early on Tuesday morning, around 2 am, police found a 21-year-old man lying on the sidewalk on North 5th Street in the Olney section of Philadelphia. He had been shot in the back and robbed. The man was found with change scattered around him and witnesses said that the gunman went through his pockets before fleeing, leading police to conclude that the motive was robbery. Police are searching for the suspect who was caught on camera and fled on foot down 5th Street. The victim is in critical condition.
March 28, 2018 – Car Crash On Roosevelt Boulevard Results In Several Injuries
On Monday, March 12 a car crash occurred on Roosevelt Boulevard while traveling in the outer northbound lane at Allengrove Street. The crash happened around 3:20 am and the police arrived at the scene to find a vehicle that had crashed into a tree. There were four people in the vehicle, all of which sustained injuries and were transported to Einstein Medical Center for treatment. The crash is being investigated to determine its cause.
February 28, 2018 – Norristown Man Sentenced To Prison For Fatal Hit And Run
On May 5, 2016, at 8:54 pm a hit and run accident occurred at Barbadoes and West Lafayette Streets in Norristown which killed a 51-year-old pedestrian. The driver of the vehicle was speeding and was not arrested until several days after the accident was originally charged with accidents involving personal injury because the pedestrian did not immediately pass away. He had suffered brain, spine, and facial damage and injuries and ultimately died in September of 2016. The driver of the vehicle was then charged and plead guilty to homicide by vehicle. He is sentenced to 6 to 23 months in jail.
January 18, 2018 – Slip And Fall Lawsuit Dismissal Upheld In Delaware Court
A lawsuit regarding a slip and fall that occurred four years ago at a gas station during a freezing rain storm was dismissed and that dismissal has been upheld by the Delaware Supreme Court. According to the court documents, the plaintiff had slipped when he exited a shuttle bus that he was driving and sustained serious injuries. His suit claimed that the business should have never opened, or warned customers of the ice after inspecting the area. The dismissal was upheld by the Supreme Court citing the state’s storm doctrine, which states that businesses can wait until a storm has ended to clear off snow and ice from their premises.
December 22, 2017 – Man Faces Multiple Charges In Fatal Hit-And-Run
On Wednesday, December 20, a hit-and-run accident occurred at the intersection of Whitaker Avenue and Herkness Street around 1:30pm. A Honda, driven by a father, with an 8-year-old boy as a passenger was hit after a man sped into the car, got out to assess the damage to his own car, and then sped off. The child was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The father who was driving the Honda is expected recover after being transported to Temple University Hospital. The man who caused the fatal accident has been taken into custody and is facing multiple charges.
November 28, 2017 – 3-Year-Old Philadelphia Girl Suffers Gunshot To Leg
On Sunday afternoon in Southwest Philadelphia, a 3-year-old girl found her father’s gun while home alone with her grandmother. The girl shot herself in the thigh with the gun and her grandmother and father are now facing charges of child endangerment. The child was taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for surgery to attempt to save her leg. This is the fourth accident of its kind this fall in Philadelphia.
October 20, 2017 – Suspect In Deadly Hit-And-Run In Custody
On Saturday morning around 1 am, September 23, a 49-year-old man was the victim of a hit-and-run car accident at the intersection of Broad Street and Glenwood Avenue. The victim was rushed to Temple Hospital with severe head injuries but died later in the morning. The suspect driving the dark colored sedan fled the scene. Police now say that they have a suspect in custody and more information will be released once the defendant is formally charged.
September 8, 2017- Upper Darby Man Killed On Northeast Philadelphia Construction Site
An Upper Darby man was struck and killed by a bulldozer on a construction site in Northeast Philadelphia on Thursday, September 7, 2017. According to authorities, the bulldozer was being operated by another coworker. The accident took place at 6.15 a.m. at Pennypack Street at a construction site located between I-95 and the Delaware River. It is not clear yet if the accident is under investigation or not.
August 22, 2017- 69th Street Train Crash Injures 42 People
In the early hours of August 22, 2017, a train crash at the 69th Street Terminal in the Upper Darby suburb, left at least 42 people injured. According to the spokeswoman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, the accident happened as a result of a high-speed train running into another train that was stationary and unoccupied at the Terminal. All 42 people that were on board the train that was moving were injured. Fortunately, most of the injuries appeared to be non-life threatening. One of the passengers described the scene of the accident to be quite bloody and stated that the driver was also quite badly injured. The cause of the crash is being investigated.
July 7, 2017- I-95 Crash Leaves One Person Dead
An I-95 crash that took place on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The accident took place in the southbound lanes close to Front Street. According to State Police, a 60-year-old man lost control of his SUV while traveling southbound in the left lane of the highway. The SUV ended up crashing into another vehicle in the southbound middle lane and flipped the car over. The SUV driver died at the scene of the accident. It is suspected that the man may have had a medical emergency before the crash took place. The other driver was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital for minor injuries. Police are investigating this accident further.
June 2, 2017- Woman Crashes Into Philadelphia Police Vehicle
A woman driving a Toyota Corolla crashed into a police vehicle that was responding to the 6200 block of Torresdale Avenue where shots had been fired. Two police officers were in the SUV that the woman crashed into. The condition of the officers was not immediately known but they were carried out on stretchers to Aria Torresdale Hospital. Their injuries were not considered life threatening, but one of the officers was complaining of pain to the left side. The woman stayed on the scene of the accident and it was not immediately known if charges were filed.
May 26, 2017- Woman Attacked By Her Own Dog In Her Home
In Upper Macungie Township, a woman was attacked and killed by her own dog in her home. The attack happened on the deck of the woman’s house. Police was called after neighbors heard the woman screaming and the dog barking. The woman’s dog was a three and a half year-old Boxer-Pit Bull mix and was still attacking when the police came. Police managed to get the dog off of the woman and responders treated the woman’s severe injuries. She was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital Center where she later died of her injuries.
April 14, 2017- Forklift Accident Leaves Worker Dead At Industrial Complex
A forklift accident close to the Philadelphia International Airport left a man dead. According to authorities, emergency crews responded to reports of a man trapped underneath a forklift. The exact details of how the accident took place are not known. The victim was only identified as a 35-year-old man who died on the scene of the accident. The accident took place at the Airport Business Complex, Delaware County.
March 23, 2017- Drunk Woman Sues A Philadelphia Bar For Serving Her While Intoxicated
A woman from Media, PA is suing a now-closed Philadelphia bar for what she is alleging is the bar’s responsibility for her automobile accident. The woman alleges that she was involved in an accident after leaving the bar and was left with serious injuries. She stated that the bar sold or gave her excessive amounts of intoxicating beverages while she was visibly intoxicated and was exhibiting signs of serious intoxication. Due to negligence and violating the Dram Shop Act, the complainant is seeking damages, individually, jointly and severally in excess of $50, 000 plus punitive damages.
February 21, 2017- 2-Year-Old Hospitalized After Being Bitten In The Face By Dog
A two-year-old has been hospitalized after she was bitten in the face by a dog. The dog bite incident took place in Northeast Philadelphia. The child was transported to Torresdale hospital and it was unclear what type of breed the dog was or what led to the attack. There were no further police details about this dog attack.
January 27, 2017- Philadelphia Sheriff Involved In Elevator Accident Files Lawsuit
A Philadelphia sheriff’s sergeant was paralyzed in an elevator accident that took place at the Criminal Justice Center (CJC). An attorney for the victim filed a lawsuit against the company that operates the city’s CJC, US Facilities. His lawsuit alleges that the company failed to maintain, repair, and inspect the elevator where the accident happened. The sheriff suffered broken bones in his back. For more information about this accident and lawsuit click here.
December 22, 2016- Two People Killed After Car Slams Into A School Bus
Two people were killed on December 18, 2016, after their car slammed into the back of a school bus on Roosevelt Boulevard in North East Philadelphia. According to police, the driver of the Mercedes was going well over the 45 mph speed limit on the outer lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard, approaching Woodward Street. More information about this accident can be found on 6abc.com.
November 5th, 2016 – Fiery Accident Possibly Caused By Illegal Racing
One man was killed and two others injured in an accident involving two cars in the Bustleton neighborhood of Philadelphia. Although a full investigation has not yet been completed, at this time the police believe that the cars collided, forcing one into a utility pole, while the drivers were racing. For more information on this check out The Inquirer Daily News.