Posted On: October 2, 2008 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Hit and Run Driver Seriously Injures Woman

A 36-year-old woman was seriously injured last week when a hit and run driver struck her car and pushed her into oncoming traffic. Not only was the driver driving a stolen car, but he was also under the influence of Xanax during the auto accident.

According to an article in the Delaware County Times, Michael Fabrizio, 21, stole a vehicle parked in Drexel Hill that its owner left running. He then picked up a 16-year-old boy and while driving at a high rate of speed in Upper Darby, smashed into a 1999 Hondo Civic. The Honda was then pushed into oncoming traffic and hit a van head-on. Fabrizio fled the scene of the accident.

Fabrizio is being charged with recklessly endangering a person, receiving stolen property, aggravated assault by vehicle under the influence, accident involving death or personal injury, accident involving damage to attended vehicle, duty to give information and render assistance, and driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.

Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said the 36-year-old driver of the Honda civic suffered severe long-term injuries, including fractures to her femur, collarbone and sternum, and injuries to her head. Although police noticed a baby seat in the back of the woman’s car, luckily her children were safe at home. The driver of the van injured his hand.

Chitwood said it was a “miracle” that the victim survived, and that had the children been in the car they would have died.

According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 500 fatalities in Pennsylvania in 2007 caused by alcohol-related traffic accidents. The 36-year-old victim in this case deserves to be compensated for her pain and suffering and she would be advised to contact The Philadelphia Pennsylvania traffic accident lawyers at Cherry Fieger and Marciano, LLP.

They have the experience and knowledge that are necessary to represent clients involved in even the most complex car accident cases. When preparing your case, our skilled team of attorneys will review all relevant facts to assist in determining which party was at fault and who should assume responsibilities.

If you have been involved in an auto accident in Pennsylvania, please contact Cherry Fieger and Marciano, LLP today for a free consultation with one of our experienced Philadelphia Pennsylvania car crash lawyers.