For Immediate Release, February 20, 2014
Highway accidents, especially those involving trucks are often fatal due to the relative size difference between trucks and passenger cars and SUVs. Factor in speed and other conditions such as icy roads, and the results are often tragic.
In the past week, there have been 2 major auto accidents on I-476 in Delaware County, PA, just outside of Philadelphia. One accident resulted in a fatality; the other accident involved 4 vehicles, including a large box truck. The accidents occurred within the same stretch of I-476.
February 20, 2014 – Box Truck Crushes Car; 2 Other Vehicles Involved
Early this morning, a major truck accident blocked portions of I-476. Icy conditions have been blamed for a 4 car accident in the Northbound lanes of I-476 in Delaware County, near the Route 1 exit. It is unclear how the accident occurred. The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating.
According to a local news report, the accident occurred at approximately 5:00 a.m., when a box truck overturned onto a small passenger car. Two other vehicles were involved. One individual was trapped and needed to be extricated. Source: http://abclocal.go.com, Northbound Blue Route re-opens after multi-vehicle crash
February 18, 2014 – Man Killed in Single Vehicle Crash
In the early evening hours of February 18, a young man was killed after he was ejected from his vehicle near Radnor, PA. The accident occurred in the Southbound lanes of I-476, near the Route 30 exit. According to a local news report, the driver crashed into a guardrail, after which his vehicle began to roll. He was ejected from his car and was later pronounced dead a short time later at a local hospital. Source: http://abclocal.go.com, Police identify man killed in I-476 crash in Radnor
This recent accident mirrors the circumstances of another fatal single vehicle car crash on the same highway, near the same exit. Just after the holiday, a young man was also ejected from his car in a single car crash in the Southbound lanes of I-476 near the Route 30 exit. In the early morning hours of December 27, 2013, a driver lost control of his car which then hit a median and rolled several times. The driver was ejected from the car and was later pronounced dead at the scene. Source: www.myfoxphilly.com, Police ID Driver Killed In Crash That Shut Down I-476 South