Teen Driver Charged in Montco Hit & Run Accident Fatality

Posted on: October 29th, 2010       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Oct. 27, 2010, a 17 year-old driver was charged with homicide by vehicle by the Montgomery County PA District Attorney’s Office.  The criminal charges allege that the teenage driver was traveling 79 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone in Upper Moreland Township.  As described on Philly.com, the reckless driver lost control of his VW Passat as he tried to make a left turn across oncoming traffic.

As a Pennsylvania pedestrian accident attorney, I have seen that dangerous decisions made by irresponsible people have disastrous consequences for innocent victims.  Here, the teenage driver lost control of his car, hit a sign and then crashed into a support column of a building at the intersection of York Road and Reed Street.

The PA pedestrian accident victim was walking on the Reed Street sidewalk when she was struck by the out-of-control car.  The 81 year-old woman was admitted to Abington Memorial Hospital where she died 3 days after this senseless accident.  Your PA auto accident lawyer has  consistently called for tougher restrictions on teenage drivers who frequently lack the experience and wisdom to routinely make prudent decisions while behind the wheel of an automobile.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a negligent or reckless driver, I ask that you telephone me at 800-980-4842.  I provide a free home consultation.  For more details regarding my representation of PA car accident victims, please visit my website of www.NewellLaw.com.