Police Looking for Driver in Deadly Hit and Run Crash
Police continue their search for the driver of a late-model two-tone maroon and tan, or gray, Ford pickup that was involved in a deadly hit and run crash in Lower Southampton, PA, along Street Road near Philmont Avenue in the Trevose area.
The accident involved 19 year old Jess Kurtz who died from her injuries and 18 year old Will Vanarsdale, who suffered minor injuries.
According to authorities, the truck’s driver initially stopped and moved the victims to the side of the road, but then drove away before police and EMS arrived.
Witnesses reported seeing the driver of the truck and described him as a black male, around 30, with a thin build. He was approximately six feet tall and was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, black shirt, and dark jeans. The truck had a rack and ladder attached and damage to the right front side.
Police believe the driver drove away down Bensalem or on Trevose Road toward Philadelphia.
By law, drivers are required to remain at the scene of an accident in which they are involved. Depending on the circumstances, they might also be required to wait for victims to receive medical care and for police to arrive. The Lower Southampton driver did neither, instead leaving the scene shortly after the accident occurred.
In addition to any traffic citations, drivers that leave the scene of an accident that involves injuries or death can also face criminal charges.
What Should You Do If You’re the Victim in a Hit and Run Accident?
If you’ve been injured or you’ve lost a loved one because of a hit and run driver, it might be difficult to recover your damages from that person’s insurance company. Without proper identification, there’s no one to pursue for damages.
Unfortunately, victims injured by an unidentified hit and run driver are forced to seek compensation from their own insurance companies, which depends entirely on the type of coverage the victim has.
We’ve helped hit and run victims with the difficult process of tracking down hit and run drivers, and we’ve helped them recover damages to help pay for their injuries and property damage. We have the resources needed to prevent a bad situation from getting worse.
It’s essential, if you or a loved one was injured in an accident and the driver of the vehicle that hit you did not remain at the scene, to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
For more information or to speak to someone about your circumstances, contact Heavens Law at 888.897.5377.