All car accidents have the potential to be deadly and destructive. However, there are certain types of car accidents that are, on average, more deadly and destructive than others. Many accidents involving great size disparities, such as accidents involving semi-trucks and smaller vehicles, can create large dangers. Similarly, car accidents involving pedestrians can be extremely dangerous for the pedestrian. Pedestrians are not protected by the safety features that are standard in most motor vehicles and are extremely vulnerable to harm.
According to reports, a recent hit-and-run accident in Pennsylvania involved a pedestrian and a motor vehicle. The police were asking residents to help look for the vehicle they suspected to be involved in the crash, a yellow sports car. Reports say that witnesses saw the yellow sports car stop after the pedestrian accident occurred. It then fled the scene moments after.
Police suspect that the vehicle may be a Chevy Camaro. They believe that the passenger’s side of the vehicle sustained moderate damage and is missing its side view mirror. All of this information was posted on Facebook in a plea for help in finding the hit-and-run driver.
For victims and families of hit-and-run drivers, it is understandable to feel a sense of outrage after a driver flees the scene of an accident. Victims and their families may desire to bring such a driver to justice. Oftentimes, a driver is discovered by the police weeks or months after the car accident occurs. When this happens, victims may wish to pursue legal action in order to obtain compensation. Compensation may not be able to erase the trauma that occurred, but it can provide victims and their families with some much needed financial relief.
Source: Marple Newtown Patch, “Police seek driver who hit pedestrian on West Chester Pike,” Kara Keymour, March 21, 2016