PHILADELPHIA – Police stopped a suspect near the intersection of Callowhill and 63rd Streets in West Philly at around midnight who attempted to drive away as the officers approached.
According to the authorities, the driver is alleged to have struck a pedestrian and a parked vehicle; the suspect’s car only stopped after hitting a utility pole.
As the police are still investigating the case, they did not release the identity and age of the suspect. He was arrested, taken in custody and charged with several offenses.
The police reported that charges filed against the suspect will be aggravated as they recovered from the his car, a large quantity of drugs and guns. Possession of illegal drugs and possession of unlicensed guns are serious offenses.
The pedestrian, whose name was not given to the media, sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Medical authorities said that his injuries are critical and he will be undergoing treatment for a fractured pelvis and two broken legs.
If you are caught with an illegal drug for your own use in any place; whether it is inside your pocket, your bag, your house or car, you have great liability. You can even be charged with illegal possession if the police discover the drug anywhere else and can be proven that you controlled its whereabouts. They will be looking at the circumstances and will file charges based on their findings.
For first offenders, a formal warning is given which is recorded in local police files. If you are a second offender, the police will already file a charge.
Car Accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation for pain and suffering in addition to economic damages.
Please consult with an experienced injury lawyer.