Another hit and run car accident tragedy struck in the western suburbs of Philadelphia on the evening of Tuesday, September 28, 2010, when a Villanova student was killed and another critically injured when their car was hit by a stolen Land Rover in Bryn Mawr, PA which thereafter took off a high rate of speed. News sources state that the SUV was racing at approximately 100 mph when it finally slammed into the back of a Volkswagen Jetta carrying two Villanova students from New Jersey. The force of the impact caused the Volkswagen to overturn, trapping the two students inside the mangled wreckage. The victims had to be cut from the wreckage. One was pronounced dead at the scene and the other transported by medical helicopter to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he remains in critical condition.
Hit and run accidents in southeastern Pennsylvania are out of control and the situation requires immediate attention and action by our lawmakers. As an experienced Pennsylvania car accident and hit and run accident lawyer, I have spoken out many times and written many articles noting that the current Pennsylvania hit and run accident laws actually benefit those who leave the scene of an accident. Obviously no responsible person takes off from an accident scene with a good reason. Most of the time it is due to the fact that they are under the influence, do not possess proper insurance, carrying contraband, or involved with some other type of illegal activity. In the last 4 days, I am aware of a row of at least 4 other hit and run accidents that have killed and catastrophically injured college teens in the prime of their life. It is time for all of us and our legislators to take action to create laws with teeth and severe penalties to punish these irresponsible wrongdoers.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a car accident or hit and run accident, please contact one of our experienced Philadelphia car accident and hit and run accident lawyers for a free, no obligation consultation at 1-800-421-9595 or online at www.reiffandbily.com.