Philadelphia Food Truck Explosion Leaves 5 With Catastrophic Injuries

Sometimes being in the wrong place at the wrong time is all it takes to be involved in an accident. This was the case for 5 people who each suffered catastrophic injuries as the result of a Philadelphia food truck explosion.

The blast occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, on 3rd Street near Wyoming Avenue in the neighborhood of Feltonville. Reports from NBC 10 Philadelphia News indicate the truck was parked along the street serving food to customers when a propane tank in the truck ignited, sending a wave of heat and flames over a radius of more than 100 feet.

A total of 12 people were injured as a result of the explosion, with five suffering serious injuries that required hospitalization under critical condition. Among the most severely injured were the 42-year-old man inside the truck and his 17-year-old daughter, who each suffered serious burns over large portions of their bodies. A 23-year-old woman and 13-year-old girl also suffered serious burns in the blast.

The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys with Lundy Law would like to wish each of the victims a speedy and full recovery from their injuries. If you have been injured because of another person’s negligence though, the firm would like to remind you that you may have legal rights to compensation for your losses and would encourage you to speak with a knowledgeable attorney about your situation immediately.