Posted on March 7, 2018
News from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania shows that a young child injured in a PA hit and run accident is in critical condition after a driver hit her and drove away. The 3-year-old was walking with her mother and a sibling at the time of the accident. According to the mother and civilians who saw the accident, a white Toyota lost control of their vehicle and jumped over the curb. When the accident came to rest on the lawn of a home, the driver took off running. It took 6 civilians to free the 3-year-old, who was trapped underneath the car. The second sibling was not injured, but the child and the mother were. Investigators who arrived on the scene found drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.
It is clear that a driver is at fault for an accident like this, such as the case of the young child injured in a PA hit and run last night. When a driver has acted negligently and it leads to the injury of an adult or child who was walking along, the driver could be liable for damages. Hit and run accidents are more serious, however, because the driver attempts to get away from the scene so that they cannot be caught. In fact, if a driver strikes a pedestrian, they have a legal obligation to stop at the scene to ensure that the pedestrian is not injured or needs medical attention.
One of the best steps you can take after one of these accidents is reporting it to the police and retaining as much information as possible relating to the accident. If there were witnesses at the scene, such as in the accident that occurred last night, they may be able to help identify the vehicle, driver, license plate, and many more aspects that could lead to an arrest.
After your accident, you want to hold a driver liable for your injuries. Pedestrians are given many rights on the roadways, as they are vulnerable parties to our roads. You may have a claim, which is where we come in at Edelstein Martin & Nelson. Call us as soon as possible to work toward the compensation you deserve at 888-208-1810.