On Sunday, January 27, three police officers were hurt in two automobile accidents. In the first car accident, a law enforcement official was traveling on Musgave Street in East Germantown, Pennsylvania. After accelerating through a green light at an intersection around 8:15 a.m., a female in a black Honda Civic ran a red light, which caused the policeman to collide with the Honda’s door. He hurt his knee and was taken to Einstein Medical Center.
During the second incident, officers were attempting to respond to a call in West Philadelphia. However, instead of making it to the scene, they were involved in a crash that took place at approximately 11:30 a.m. at 49th and Chestnut Streets. CBS Philly reported that the officers were driving eastbound on Chestnut Street while another car was headed south on 49th Street. As both vehicles approached the intersection, the police cruiser tried to swerve to avoid a crash with another automobile. However, during this attempt, it collided with the vehicle traveling on 49th Street. The police car then smashed into a utility pole. The other vehicle drove into a light pole.
The authorities involved in the incident endured cuts to their faces and neck pain. Both were transported to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania where they are in stable condition. The female who was driving on 49th Street was taken to the same medical center, where she underwent a medical evaluation. Whether she is currently receiving in-patient treatment or has been released has not been made public.
CBS Philly reported that no charges have been filed. The causes of the crashes are still reportedly under investigation.
If you have been injured in a car accident, then consider scheduling a consultation with accident lawyers in Philadelphia. These experienced and locally based professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages you may be entitled to.