An injury collision occurred near South Broad and Ellsworth streets on March 18 in South Philadelphia. A woman suffered serious injuries in a Philadelphia car accident after she was struck while crossing the street. According to the police, the injury collision occurred near South Broad and Ellsworth streets on March 18 in South Philadelphia. The woman just came out from a Chinese restaurant in the area and was crossing the street when the car, which was traveling north, hit her.
The impact hurled the woman about 50 feet from the place where the vehicle was crashed. She was immediately transported to a local hospital where she has been listed in critical condition. The driver hit a parked car and fled from the scene. Witnesses said the driver and passenger got out from the hit-and-run vehicle then ran on foot. Both men were caught soon afterward based on tips from witnesses. An investigation is still conducted.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s 2010 Crash Facts and Statistics, there were 79 fatalities and 1,698 injuries reported as a result of pedestrian accidents. Statistics also show that pedestrian accidents statewide represent 3.7 percent of the total reported traffic crashes.
Under Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, Chapter 37 Section 3742: “The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury or death of any person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene of the accident”.
If you or a loved has suffered due to negligence you may wish to consult with experienced Injury Lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Please note strict deadline apply and it is in your best interest to contact an attorney immediate.