More than 30 Are Injured in Pile-ups in Snow on Pennsylvania Turnpike
As more bad weather hit the eastern United States, bringing chaos to roads, at least 30 people were injured in two massive pile-ups involving several tractor-trailers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on how more than 40 vehicles – cars, trucks and tractor trailers – were involved in the two main crashes, which took place in the eastbound lanes around 8:35 a.m., one mile west of the Bensalem exit. However, as many as 100 vehicles were caught up in crashes.
Bill Capone, a spokesman for the turnpike, said ambulances took 30 people away from the scene accident scene. I was relieved to read none of the injuries appear to have bee life-threatening.
The crashes occurred on the morning of February 14, 2014. They were reported just after 8 a.m., about five hours after a storm dropped a foot of snow finally moved out of the area. Drivers said the roadway was very slick.
Abington Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Cindy Taing reported that the hospital received 16 of the patients, WAVY.com reported, including five trauma patients.
Bad weather and slippery roads is a common cause of mass pile-ups. Recently 40 cars were involved in a pile-up in Wisconsin.
Although Hampton Roads has been hit by two large snow storms so far this year, Tidewater dodged the worst of the storm this week. If you have been hurt in an accident call our Hampton roads car crash lawyers at 757.455.0077 or see Cooperhurley.com