In the early hours of March 28, 2023 a 27 year old man was struck and killed in Southwest Philadelphia. Reports state that he was crossing Island Ave when he was struck by a 65 year old man driving a Nissan. After being struck by the Nissan, the victim was struck again by a dark colored vehicle traveling in the other direction.
The driver of the Nissan remained on the scene and is cooperating with police. Police are asking for anyone with information to come forward so that the investigation can continue.
More about Hit and Run Accidents
Hit and run accidents are those that occur when a driver leaves the scene after causing an accident. They can involve cars running into pedestrians, bicyclists, property or other vehicles on the road. Hit and runs are illegal in every jurisdiction, as they deny victims their right to compensation for damages caused by another’s negligence.
If you are involved in a hit and run accident, it is important to take the following steps:
- Contact police promptly and file an accident report
- Seek medical attention if necessary
- Take pictures of the damage caused
- Obtain witness statements
- Notify your insurance company
- Seek legal advice from an experienced auto accident attorney
In the case of a hit and run, it is important to remember that you are still entitled to compensation for damages caused by another party’s negligence. An experienced auto accident attorney can help you navigate the process of filing a claim for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and any other damages you may have suffered.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a hit and run accident, contact an experienced auto accident attorney right away. The attorneys at Kats Jamison and Associates are dedicated to helping victims of hit and runs get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.