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Car Accidents in West Philadelphia

The densely populated neighborhood of West Philadelphia is the home of over 200,000 Philadelphians. Many higher education institutions are located in West Philadelphia’s University City – the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Saint Joseph’s University.

West Philadelphia has undergone many changes over the years and is set to see many renovations in the years to come, especially in the Centennial District.

The layout of West Philadelphia streets takes the form of a grid. Market Street runs through most of West Philadelphia, as do Haverford Avenue and Route 3 (comprised of Chestnut Street and Walnut Street). As you can see from the map below, many moderate-injury to fatal vehicle accidents occurred along these roadways in 2013 (including motorcycles, small and heavy trucks, SUV’s, buses and other vehicles), though there is a pretty even distribution of traffic accidents in West Philadelphia.

Both Master Street and I-95 tend to have a large number of moderate-injury to fatal vehicle accidents, as well.

West Philadelphia Map 1

Here are the bicycle accidents in West Philadelphia in 2013:

West Philadelphia Map 2

The map below shows pedestrian accidents in West Philadelphia in 2013:

West Philadelphia Map 3

Patrol districts: the 16th, 18th and 19th

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:
West Philadelphia News:
http://www.westphillylocal.com