Nobody walking in and around the Philadelphia area should have to worry about being struck by a vehicle operated by a careless or negligent driver. Unfortunately, hit-and-run incidents commonly affect pedestrians. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are dedicated to helping pedestrians and other car accident victims recover compensation. Our Philadelphia pedestrian accident attorneys want to discuss a recent crash that took the life of a young woman. It seems that hit-and-run accidents are on the rise in our area, and they often lead to severe injuries.
We have learned that a 29-year-old woman died recently after being struck by a hit-and-run driver. The incident happened near the intersection of Broad Street and Lehigh Avenue at approximately 3:45 a.m. The victim was Tiffany Reed, and she was struck while walking home from her job as a manager at the local Wendy’s.
Police say that the vehicle struck Reed as she was crossing Broad Street. After the impact, the driver sped away and has not yet been caught. The driver did not stop to assist Reed.
Reed was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center to be treated, but she succumbed to her injuries about 13 hours after being struck.
Indiana Johnson, Reed’s fiancé, says that it is amazing Reed last is as long as she did considering the extent of her injuries. Reed’s family wants to know why the driver kept going. “Why didn’t they stop is my question – not stop to make sure she’s okay,” said Johnson. The family wants justice for this tragedy.
Police are investigating, but so far they only have a short video clip of the incident to go on. They know they are looking for a dark-coloured sedan that will have front-end damage.
The number of pedestrian crashes has been increasing over the last five years, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. During the latest reporting year, there were 4,129 total pedestrian crashes across the Commonwealth, leading to 201 fatalities and 4,090 injuries. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries when they are struck by a vehicle. They have very little protection, and it is not uncommon for our Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following:
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by another driver’s reckless or careless actions, contact an attorney immediately. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are going to get to work investigating your case immediately. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve, including: