Posted On: October 6, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Local College Students Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

The Delaware County Times reported on September 29 that police were searching for a driver who allegedly stole a Range Rover SUV and crashed it into another car while going at least 100 mph. A Villanova student was killed by the hit-and-run driver and another student was critically injured.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that almost 11% of all vehicle accidents are hit-and-run car crashes. Each year, nearly 700,000 hit-and-run car accident cases are reported in the United States.

If it is determined that the driver of the Range Rover was at fault for this tragic Pennsylvania wrongful death auto accident, he could face additional criminal charges besides the hit-and-run charge. The driver may also be held financially responsible for the injuries or damages they caused. If a driver’s negligence is determined to have caused the wrongful death of another, family members of deceased victims can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for medical costs, funeral expenses, lost future income, loss of love and companionship, and other related damages. An experienced Pennsylvania wrongful death car accident lawyer will be able to advise victims and their families about their legal rights and options.

The Philadelphia auto accident lawyers at Cherry Fieger and Marciano, LLP have the experience and knowledge that are necessary to represent clients involved in even the most complex car accident cases. 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 attorneys.