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Accidents in South Philadelphia

South Philadelphia has a history of being one of the more diverse and vibrant areas in the city. Immigrants often make South Philadelphia their home, giving the community a rich cultural heritage that rivals any in the United States. To this day, it remains central to the identity of Philadelphia, notably as the home of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, which hosts the Phillies, Eagles, 76ers, Flyers, Soul and the Temple Owls.

South Philadelphia has been home to a long list of famous Philadelphians – Jim Croce, Chubby Checker, Frankie Avalon, Eddie Fisher, Kitty Kallen, Sylvester Stallone and Questlove, to name just a few.

Many major roads run through South Philadelphia, including I-95 and I-76 (which becomes the Schuylkill Expressway South Philadelphia), PA Route 611 (Broad) and PA Route 291. Below is a map of South Philadelphia vehicle crashes in 2013 (including motorcycles, small and heavy trucks, SUVs, buses and other vehicles) that resulted in moderate injuries to fatalities. Notice the grouping of accidents along the intersection of I-75 and I-95, multiple intersections along South Broad and the curve along I-76 (on the West side of the map).

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Many South Philadelphia Streets have bike lanes. This map shows all bicycle accidents in South Philadelphia in 2013.

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This map shows all pedestrian accidents in South Philadelphia in 2013.

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The three police districts that serve South Phil adelphia are the 1st, 3rd and 17th.

Injured persons are eligible to receive reports on accidents in Philadelphia. You can file reports and request information here:
http://www.phila.gov/records/PoliceFire/Traffic_Accident_Reports.html

Live traffic map of Philadelphia:
http://6abc.com/traffic/

City Hall:
http://www.phila.gov/
1401 John F Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 686-1776

Further Reading:
South Philly News: http://www.southphillyreview.com
South Philly Guide: http://www.south-philly.com/mS/home/index.php