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. Vehicle crashes (including motorcycles, small and heavy trucks, SUVs, buses and other vehicles) resulted in moderate injuries to fatalities.
The three police districts that serve South Phil adelphia are the 1st, 3rd and 17th.
- 1st District: https://www.phillypolice.com/districts/1st/ – 215-686-3010
- 3rd District: https://www.phillypolice.com/districts/3rd/ – 215-686-3030
- 17th District: https://www.phillypolice.com/districts/17th/ – 215-686-3170
Injured persons are eligible to receive reports on accidents in Philadelphia. You can file reports and request information here:
Live traffic map of Philadelphia:
1401 John F Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19107
South Philly News: https://www.southphillyreview.com
South Philly Guide: https://www.south-philly.com/mS/home/index.php