Posted On: February 22, 2011 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Woman Critically Injured in Upper Darby Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident

A woman was severely injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident on Wednesday, February 2, according to The Delaware County Daily Times. Police are still searching for the driver.

The woman was walking along Cedar Lane on her way to the supermarket when she was struck from behind by a motor vehicle. She suffered several injuries in the accident, including hip fractures and brain injuries. She was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where she remains in critical condition.

According to witnesses, a dark-colored pickup truck was seen driving at a high rate of speed away from the scene at the time the woman was hit. The driver turned down a dead-end street, and then backtracked onto Cedar Lane. Police report the pickup truck should have sustained significant front-end damage in the Pennsylvania pedestrian accident and ask anyone with information to contact the Upper Darby detectives at 610-734-7677.

Unlike motorists, pedestrians have no protection from the full force of a collision with a car in an accident. Drivers can help prevent pedestrian accidents by looking carefully for pedestrians at intersections and along roads, especially in winter when sidewalks may be blocked by snow. Pedestrians can help protect themselves by wearing white or reflective clothing and carrying a flashlight at night.

If you have suffered injury in a pedestrian accident in PA, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Pennsylvania pedestrian accident lawyers at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP. Our attorneys will carefully examine your case and can help protect your legal rights while seeking compensation after an accident. To learn more, call Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP at 1-888-684-7192 today to schedule a free case evaluation.