Interstate 476 runs near Chester and Scranton, serving as a primary route through Eastern Pennsylvania. The route consists of the Mid-County Expressway, which is referred to locally as the “Blue Route” and the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Like many interstates, the road is heavily traveled and vehicles often move at high rates of speed, leading to car accidents on a daily basis.
There are many causes of car accidents on I-476 but some are more common than others. Often, accidents on the stretch of road are caused by speeding as commuters’ rush to get to work. Others are caused by improper lane changes or other forms of aggressive driving.
There have been instances where aggressive drivers have pushed slower-moving drivers off the side of the road, a form of reckless driving. Texting and driving is a growing problem, despite the fact that Pennsylvania law makes the practice illegal.
Because the highway is an interstate, there are a significant number of tractor trailers who use the road regularly. Many tractor trailer drivers report that smaller vehicles often follow them too closely or change lanes in front of them rapidly, forgetting that it takes much longer to stop a semi-truck than it does a passenger vehicle. This leads to many accidents involving tractor trailers which are often catastrophic.
If you are involved in an accident on I-476, the first thing to do is to contact police, even if the other driver suggests you handle it privately. It is imperative to get a police report and to begin an investigation into the accident. Take photos of the accident scene as well as the damage to both vehicles. Seek medical attention for your injuries, even if they seem minor. A serious injury may seem minor immediately after an accident due to the adrenaline that rushes through you immediately after a crash. In addition, some injuries may not manifest for hours or days after an accident. One of the most important things to do is to hire I- 476 accident attorneys who will fight for your rights under the law. Our attorneys will work with insurance companies, the police and the other driver to be sure you are compensated properly so that you can concentrate on healing.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident on I-476, contact the I- 476 accident attorneys at Lundy Law today to learn what rights you may have. You can arrange for a no obligation consultation by calling 1-800-Lundy Law or completing the simple form on our website.