Arrest After PA Hit & Run Crash Kills Villanova Student

Posted on: October 8th, 2010       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Oct. 1, 2010, a Bryn Mawr driver was arrested and charged with 3rd degree murder, DUI and other criminal charges after a Sept. 29, 2010 hit and run accident claimed the life of a Villanova student.  As described on, the defendant was driving a stolen Range Rover at over 100 mph when it slammed into the rear of a Volkswagon Jetta.  The crash on Haverford Road in Delaware County killed a 21 year-old man from Wycoff, NJ and seriously injured his roommate from Toms River.

The defendant told Haverford Township Police that he was high on PCP and beer at the time of the PA hit & run collision.  Just prior to the crash, he spotted a police car and was worried that he would be arrested for drunk driving and driving with a suspended license.  Your PA car accident lawyer notes that the defendant allegedly had a criminal record that includes car theft and a DUI arrest.  Police originally arrested a West Philadelphia man.  The defendant later contacted the police and turned himself in admitting to being the hit & run driver.

In 2007, the PA hit and run victim had received the highest academic honor given by New Jersey to its high school seniors.  He was set to graduate from Villanova in 2011 after majoring in electrical engineering.  His roommate was medevaced to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania where he was admitted in critical condition.

Unfortunately, this tragedy is not unique.  Every day in Pennsylvania innocent people are being injured by uninsured drivers and/or hit and run criminals.  For more information regarding my representation of PA car accident victims, please call me at 800-980-4842 or visit my website at