Built during a six year span from 1952 to 1958, Levittown was designed as a suburb between Philadelphia, PA and Trenton, NJ. Today, with Levittown sandwiched between two important cities, traffic fills the roadways that connect them, such as Route 1, Route 413, and I-95, making car accidents on these corridors a frequent occurance. Bucks County personal injury lawyer Michael L. Saile, Jr. warns of the need to be alert and undistracted when traveling these crowded roads, so as to avoid being involved in a Levittown, PA auto accident. The surfaces are old and often in need of repair and, because the popoulation in the area has increased over the decades, traffic always seems to be heavy.
Use Extra Caution
Levittown, PA is located in Lower Bucks County, and is the largest suburb of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. Bristol Township, Falls Township, Middletown Township, and the Borough of Tullytown, all are located in the same high-traffic area. Interstate 95 runs north and west of Levittown and the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the southwest of Levittown (and can take you to the New Jersey Turnpike). As you most surely know, I-95 and the PA Turnpike are highly congested, home to many speeding drivers, and, unfortunately, many serious auto accident injuries – and fatalities – are sustained on these highways. Yet, these roadways are necessary to get us where we need to be – whether for work, school, cultural events, vacation, or social outings.
Car crashes can occur on these major roads due to a number of factors:
- high speed
- blind spots
- short exit ramps/merge lanes
- distrated driving
- excessive traffic
- road construction
- weather conditions
- tire blow-outs
- driving under the influence (DUI)
- sheer recklessness
You can do your part to avoid a Philadelphia area accident by:
- obeying traffic and speed laws,
- using all of your car’s mirrors,
- getting out of the way of what you sense could be a dangerous situation, and
- calling the police if you observe suspicious activity.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Levittown, PA, know your rights to compensation. We suggest you read our FREE PA Car Accident book (or we can send you a CD) to help answer your questions. You may not need a lawyer, but if you feel you do, contact us at 215-642-2335 and we will discuss your case with you.