A 23-year-old Bridgeton resident was fatally injured in a hit-and-run accident while riding his motorcycle. NBC Philadelphia reports that the Philadelphia motorcycle accident occurred near the intersection of North Laurel and Charles streets the night of October 8. Authorities believe a truck driver caused the crash when he ran a stop sign and hit the motorcyclist. The truck, which had two occupants and a South Carolina license plate, fled the scene of the Pennsylvania motorcycle crash. Authorities are asking for assistance from anyone who may know more about the motorcycle accident or the whereabouts of the two hit-and-run suspects.
Pennsylvania law requires drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents to stop and remain at the scene of the crash. Pennsylvania Vehicle Code Section 3742 (a) states: “The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury or death of any person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene of the accident until he has fulfilled the requirements of section 3744 (relating to duty to give information and render aid).”
The family of a Pennsylvania auto accident victim may seek compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim against the at-fault or negligent driver. If the hit-and-run driver is not found, compensation may still be available through the uninsured motorist clause of the family’s own auto insurance policy.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Philadelphia motor vehicle collision, please contact an experienced Philadelphia accident lawyer at Anapol Weiss for a free and comprehensive consultation. We understand the financial and emotional burden the sudden and tragic loss of a loved one can place on a family. Call our offices at 866-735-2792 right away to discuss your legal rights and options.