Stuck Accelerator May Have Caused Injury Crash

Stuck Accelerator May Have Caused Injury Crash

Posted By Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. || 19-Aug-2013

Police are continuing to investigate a serious wreck that resulted in two people being hospitalized. The accident happened on a recent afternoon at about 5:15 on South Street. The incident began when a car was on Grays Ferry Avenue going the wrong way. The vehicle turned onto South Street and then crashed into three cars. The collision caused one of the cars hit by the initial vehicle to crash into another vehicle. Five cars were damaged in the wreck in total. Two people were hurt and transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle that first crashed said that the accelerator got stuck and was unable to stop. Officers stated that there did not appear to be any indications of impairment by alcohol or drugs. It took tow trucks and workers nearly two hours to pull the wrecked cars apart and clear the roadway.

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