Bryn Mawr Hit-and-Run Accident Seriously Injures Bicyclist
According to this article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Suzanne K. Lammers, charged in a Main Line hit-and-run last July, is expected to plead guilty to one count of causing an accident with a serious injury.
Lammers, 76, is accused of hitting and critically injuring Andrew Mallee, a 13-year-old boy from Bryn Mawr, PA. He was riding his bike on July 15, 2009 when he was struck by Lammers’ gold 2002 Volvo station wagon. Lammers fled the scene, parked the car in her garage, and covered it with a blanket.
Mallee was treated at an area hospital for head and leg injuries. He then continued his recovery at home.
Two weeks after the Pennsylvania injury accident, investigators found the vehicle, which had a large hole in the windshield. The article said that Lammers thought she had hit a deer.
The agreement was that Lammers would plead guilty to one count of causing an accident with a serious injury. She was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident, but that charge has been dropped.
Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious crime. Under Pennsylvania state law, the penalty is three months’ incarceration.
Lammers could be held financially responsible for the injuries caused. The family of Andrew Mallee would be well advised to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who could analyze the incident.
The Philadelphia bicycle accident lawyers at Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano have a long track record helping people bring negligent drivers to justice for pedestrian accidents.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, bicycle crashes accounted for 1.1% of the total reported accidents and 0.5% of all traffic fatalities. While these percentages may seem minute, they still reflect 8 bicyclist deaths and
1,419 injuries in 2008.
Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano know how stressful and scary bike accidents can be and they offer a free consultation to anyone with questions about whether their bicycle accident could result in a valid lawsuit.