2018 is here and so is the snow. Extremely cold temperatures hit the entire East Coast, and that includes Philadelphia. It was so bad, Philadelphia declared a Snow Emergency on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Motorists were urged to stay off of the roads and there are official snow emergency routes. Some called it a Nor’easter, others called it a “Bomb Cyclone”, a couple media outlets called it “Winter Storm Brody” and the Weather Channel has been calling it “Winter Storm Grayson”. With all of the media hype combined with no snow on the ground Thursday AM, some people got on the roads anyways.
What if I was injured in a snow storm?
If you or a loved one was injured during a snow storm or an ice storm due to someone’s actions, driving or negligence, contact us right away for a free and friendly consultation. The fact that you were injured is not the fault of the weather, and we will advise you on all of your options to make sure you are properly compensated for your injuries so you can focus on recovery. We work with clients in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
If you were injured in any type of accident in the snow, here are some helpful resources:
- Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer Edith Pearce
- Injured as a passenger in Philadelphia
- More about Car Accidents in Snow and Ice
Winter Storm and Recent Accidents in Philadelphia
There were several accidents on January 4th, 2018 in Philly and New Jersey. Here are a few:
Tractor Trailer crashes in to trees – Tragically, the driver was killed in this accident when his tractor trailer left the road, crashed in to trees and burst into flames. This occurred in Carneys Point, NJ as the storm began. At the time of this article, police were trying to determine if the storm played a role. – CBS Local
Passenger killed when when SUV hits SEPTA Train – This accident in Lower Moreland, PA is a terrible one. A driver was unable to stop her SUV on a hill and jumped out of it before it crashed into a SEPTA train. Tragically, the passenger was still in the vehicle and was killed in the collision. – 6ABC
Tractor Trailer crash shuts down Pennsylvania Turnpike – Southbound lanes were closed between Quakertown and Lansdale after the crash. – 6ABC
159 Crashes on New Jersey highways – On January 4th there were 159 crashes in New Jersey by 11AM for police to respond to. – CBS Local