On October 13, 2018, Philadelphia Police spotted an SUV suspected of leaving the scene of a horrific crash earlier that day in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
According to 6ABC, the crash occurred around 4AM on G Street when a 32yr old man was crossing the street. After the impact, not only did the SUV fail to stop, it dragged the man 50 feet. The man was rushed to the hospital and was in critical condition at the time of this article.
Isn’t it illegal to leave the scene?
Leaving the scene in Pennsylvania is a misdemeanor and if you leave the scene of a crash where someone is seriously injured you’re probably going to be charged with a third degree felony which carries a mandatory prison sentence.
These punishments don’t do a whole lot for injured victims though. They’re the ones stuck in the hospital, injured, with bills building up. In many cases, serious injuries and scars last a lifetime. Anyone who has been injured as a pedestrian is going to need compensation for their injuries. Getting properly compensated after a crash is difficult, even if the motorist who hit the pedestrian has been arrested.
Always call a lawyer after a serious injury. Here’s why:
Any pedestrian who has been hit should call us for a free, confidential consultation. We’ll listen to your story and give you the best advice we can based on your unique situation. Insurers will often try to shift some or all of the blame of the crash on to you. In the event a loved one is killed, they may even attempt to settle for a very lowball offer or even deny your claim entirely. If you or a loved one was injured on the streets of Philadelphia or anywhere else in PA or NJ, contact us right away.