Authorities reported that a tractor-trailer crashed into a Philadelphia home on Aug. 28. Immediately prior to that crash, the tractor-trailer had been involved in a collision with an SUV.
The incident occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. According to police, that is when the SUV failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of Farnsworth and Levick streets and collided with the semi-truck. There was no one inside the home at the time of the incident, reportedly.
The two drivers involved in the collision suffered injuries as a result, authorities stated. Emergency personnel transported both drivers to a hospital for treatment. It was not immediately disclosed if police planned to file charges in association with the incident.
If investigation into this case were to yield substantial evidence corroborating the police's account of the event, then the driver who failed to stop at the red light immediately before the collision might be held responsible for the entire incident in civil court. That is because people who suffer damages in accidents caused by another party's negligent behavior may be eligible to pursue personal injury compensation via civil action.
For example, when a car accident can be attributed to negligent driving, the people who suffered injuries as a result may retain a personal injury lawyer and file suit against the at-fault driver. In this way, accident victims may seek financial compensation for the economic losses they suffered in connection with the crash. These losses may include hospital bills, medical costs and expenses associated with physical therapy and rehabilitation. In the event that the victim's injuries prove to be disabling, damages in a personal injury lawsuit might also include lost wages.