Pennsylvania officials requested assistance from the public in their search for an unidentified driver of a pickup truck. The driver is wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run car accident that took the life of an 18-year-old woman. The driver in question also struck a male victim at the scene.
Police reported that two victims were found lying along the road in Bucks County shortly after the late evening collision. According to the surviving victim, the pair were struck by a man who was operating an older model pickup truck. The driver purportedly exited the vehicle long enough to help move the female victim off of the street’s surface. He then got back in his truck and fled the scene.
The woman was transported in critical condition to a local medical facility. Doctors later announced that she had died from her injuries. There were no details provided as to the male victim’s condition. He was able to provide information concerning both the vehicle involved and a description of the driver. The truck is also believed to have sustained damage to both the mirror and the headlight on the passenger side.
Friends of the deceased woman expressed hope that the driver will eventually present himself to the Pennsylvania authorities. The surviving victim of this tragic hit-and-run car accident may have a long recovery ahead of him along with the emotional pain of losing his friend. Likewise, the deceased woman’s family now must learn to adjust to life without their loved one. Once the driver has been located, both parties may contemplate seeking reparation for their monetary damages through the filing of personal injury and wrongful death civil lawsuits, respectively. If these claims are successfully presented, the victims and their families may be awarded monetary judgments for financial losses in relation to the tragedy.
Source: 6abc.com, “Teen dies after Trevose, Bucks County hit-and-run, no arrests“, Nov. 29, 2017