At least one man was killed by a car crash in the County of Burlington. A male pedestrian was walking along the Road of Monmouth which was near Sykesville in Hanover when he was hit by a car at around 1:00 o’clock on Sunday morning.
As police are conducting their investigation, they have not yet filed charges against the operator of the errant car.
On Friday night of January 1, woman from South Philadelphia was hit and killed by a car. Police said that the victim who is in her 40’s was running across Penrose Avenue and was oblivious of the traffic. Police believed that she was hit by at least another car when she crumpled on the street.
The mishap took place along the vicinity of the corner of Pattison and Penrose at 5:30 o’clock. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The first driver, who hit her, stopped immediately and cooperated with the police.
After the investigation, they will decide if charges will be filed against any driver.
Last Tuesday, Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk of Camden County announced that they have charge a 22-year-old man for the fatal mishap that happened last September at Route 70.
The prosecutor identified the accused as Gregory Parkhill who struck and killed Chau Tu, age 73 on the 7th of September near Kenwood Drive. Parkhill was driving his vehicle with a speed of 70 mph on Route accused of going as fast as 90 miles-per-hour eastbound at Route 70. The victim was on his way home after finishing a midnight job shift.
Prosecutor from Camden County Prosecutor charged Parkhill with Vehicular Homicide. The driver is held in the County Jail without bail.
In New Year’s Day, a 50-year-old pedestrian was fatally hit by a car while crossing a street in Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.
Police have not yet identified the victim but they said that he was crossing the City Avenue along Wynnefield Heights at 2:30 in the morning when he was struck by a car.
Police described the fatality as a white man with white hair and was wearing black jacket and jeans, with white sneakers. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities are on the look-out for the driver who fled from the incident. They said that his vehicle was a silver sedan and probably a Nissan and could be identified with a damaged front-end and windshield.
Witnesses last saw the sedan traveling towards a ramp heading towards the areas of Schuylkill Expressway, Lincoln Drive, or the Roxborough-Manayunk.
Investigators are continuing to investigate the case, including car parts from the accident scene.
Death of pedestrians comprises 12% of all traffic-related deaths of people in a car accident in the U.S. There is an average of one pedestrian killed every two hour in a car accident nationwide and approximately, 90% of pedestrian deaths happened in crashes from only a single vehicle. It was also discovered that about 72 % of pedestrian deaths occurred in urban areas, and about70 % happened at night.
According to data of the NHTSA, hybrid vehicles are those commonly involved in pedestrian accidents. Studies made at the University of California Riverside revealed that hybrids are running at lower speed and needed to be 40 % nearer to the nearer to the person walking on the road before the sound of the vehicle is heard.
Pedestrian accidents are horrible as the individual is virtually unprotected and the vehicle is solid that the victim can be seriously hurt. Some big cities, like Philadelphia, have almost all streets crowded all the time. This is the best condition for pedestrians to be hit by moving vehicles.
Source: NBC Philadelphia Com (http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Pedestrian-Killed-in-Burlington-County-Car-Accident-189559451.html)
Source: Philadelphia CBS Local Com (http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/01/11/pedestrian-struck-killed-in-south-philadelphia/)
Source: My Fox Philly Com (http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/20537590/22-year-old-charged-in-fatal-sep-cherry-hill-crash )
Source: Gant Daily Com (http://gantdaily.com/2013/01/01/pennsylvania-man-killed-after-hit-and-run/)
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