Earlier this year, Dennis Rodman made the news for an unfortunate accident after driving the wrong way on the highway.
Hit and run resulting in death is one of the most serious crimes a driver can commit. The reasons drivers give for leaving the scene of an accident usually have something to do with fear, but no explanation of fear will prevent a hit-and-run driver from facing criminal charges. Victims or their families also have a right to hold negligent or reckless drivers accountable in civil court.
Police in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, recently reported an intoxicated driver that led an officer in a chase. The supposedly intoxicated man could have caused a devastating drunk driving accident, according to witnesses. He nearly hit several pedestrians during the chase, all of them lucky that they were not injured. Authorities said that the driver was involved in a minor accident before the chase, one that he had supposedly fled the scene from.
A 24-year-old man from Bristol Township, Pennsylvania, was recently given a prison sentence with a minimum length of six-and-a-half years and a maximum of 13 years. After his release, he will be on probation for five years. According to allegations, the man was drinking and driving in an Audi on New Falls Road in the aforementioned township.
A crash in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, earlier this month has left two people dead and a third critically injured. Police have not apprehended the suspected driver who may have caused the fatal car accident. According a report released by the Montgomery County district attorney and the Pottstown police chief, the 27-year-old suspect has been charged with three counts of accident involving death and personal injury as well as accident involving death and personal injury while not properly licensed.
A hit-and-run car accident caught entirely on surveillance camera caused serious injury to local worker. The incident ended with the suspect set to surrender to police.