Chesco Man Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Car Crash
A 20-year-old Chester County man plead not-guilty on December 8 to charges that include homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence of drugs, and fleeing an accident.
According to an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the charges were from a crash on September 6 that killed a couple from Norristown.
The article said that the young man was found running from the scene and had been driving the wrong way on Route 202 (in Exton) when his 2006 Dodge Dakota collided with the victims’ Suzuki Sidekick.
Toxicology tests indicated that the 20-year-old driver had marijuana in his system to a degree that made him “unfit to safely operate a motor vehicle.”
The families of the victims said they would like him to be accountable and expressed concern that he may have received preferential treatment. The young man has been free on $50,000 bail since his arrest last month.
The 20-year-old driver in this case should be held both criminally and civilly responsible for the deaths of the auto accident victims. Their families would be well advised to seek the advice of an experienced wrongful death attorney. Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano understand the devastating impact a Pennsylvania wrongful death can have on a family. They can help you find justice and compensation for your loved one’s death.
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