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.
Philadelphia readers may remember a sad story from a few months ago about a young Philadelphia Phillies fan who was hit by a car in San Francisco as he was attending a Phillies away game.
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.
Accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles often result in serious injuries and even death. The fragile human body does not stand much of a chance against a moving vehicle. Tragically, a June 3 pedestrian-car accident involving a six-year-old boy has rocked the community of Macungie, Pennsylvania, and is raising safety concerns among parents and residents.