Hit-and-run Driver Identified in Overbrook Park Crash
Six people were injured and a man died after a juvenile driver fled the scene of a crash on Haverford Avenue in Overbrook Park.
According to witnesses, the young woman fled the scene on foot after handing her children over to people at the scene. Law enforcement is aware of her identity but has not released that information to the public.
Witnesses say a car was speeding down Haverford Avenue and tried to cut off another vehicle that wouldn’t let it pass. It T-boned that car and slammed into other nearby parked vehicles.
There were six people injured in the accident, including children, and one person killed. The deceased was identified as Chad Grey, 35, who died at the scene. Grey was described as a proud Jamaican who was upbeat and “always happy.”
Witnesses stated they believed Grey was killed instantly. One stated, “It was just devastating to watch.”
Law enforcement has not said if the juvenile driver will be charged. However, it is expected that she will face some consequences for having deliberately left the scene of the crash.
Witnesses at the scene say that Grey increased his speed to prevent the driver from passing, potentially and in part causing the accident to occur.
Compensation Available to People Injured in Hit-and-run and Reckless Driving Incidents
Despite more than one person possibly being at fault for an accident, it might still be possible to recover compensation. This is especially true for those injured in an accident caused by someone who flees the scene.
Reckless driving can refer to a variety of issues, including:
- Excessive speeding
- Disregarding red lights or stop signs
- Intentionally failing to yield the right-of-way to others
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Racing other vehicles
- Evading law enforcement
- Passing on a two-lane highway over a double yellow line
Fleeing the scene of an accident – even one that is not serious – is a crime. People leave accident scenes for many reasons, including intoxication, not having a license, using someone else’s car, or because they panic and don’t know what to do. In many cases, there is other evidence at the scene that links the runaway to the accident, so there is rarely any benefit to fleeing. Leaving usually ends up more costly in the end, so it only makes charges worse.
Heavens Law represents victims and their families who were involved in hit-and-runaccidents, reckless driving events, and other vehicle crashes. If you or a loved one was injured or killed while riding a motorcycle, you deserve experienced legal representation. For more information or to discuss your case, contact Heavens Law at 888.897.5377 to schedule a free consultation.