A Cheltenham High School senior was hit by a vehicle and killed in a recent accident, according to reporters at WPVI Channel 6 News. The girl was walking home with her twelve-year-old brother at about 10:00 p.m. The victim and her brother were less than a block from their house when a van struck the girl, who died at the scene. The van driver, whom witnesses described as a middle-aged white or Hispanic male, then fled the scene.
Police and the girl’s family are urging anyone with information about the accident to come forward. Police followed a trail made by a leak in the van’s engine for about a mile, but then lost track of the van. The van is described as a silver or grey GMC or Chevrolet work van. Police believe the van will show extensive front end damage as a result of the accident.
Persons who have committed a hit and run car accidents in Pennsylvania may have their licenses suspended and may face criminal charges, particularly when the hit and run results in injury or death. In addition, cases of reckless driving that cause injury should be investigated thoroughly, as the driver could easily be liable for damages to the injured person or their family in a civil suit.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an automobile accident, let the attorneys at Anapol Weiss help you. Our experienced Pennsylvania auto accident attorneys will fight to ensure that your rights are protected. We will help you seek the monetary compensation you need to recover from injury or loss. If you or a loved one has been injured, please contact Anapol Weiss today at (866) 735-2792 for a free consultation.