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4-Year-Old Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver

SSGBS Car Accident

Pedestrian versus vehicle accidents often results in severe injuries for those who are struck by the vehicle. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our Philadelphia car accident lawyers regularly help those who have been injured in these incidents. Our goal is to ensure that victims recover compensation for their injuries and damages. Here, we want to discuss a recent hit-and-run accident case involving a 4-year-old boy.

What happened in this devastating crash?

Recently, a four-year-old Tacony boy was struck by a vehicle as he and his father were getting ice cream from an ice cream truck. The collision occurred in the 6600 blocks of Keystone Street at around 9:30 p.m. and left little Christopher Currid in critical condition with severe head trauma.

According to police, the incident occurred when a car veered around the ice cream truck, struck the boy, and continue driving. Police are asking for assistance in finding the vehicle responsible. As soon as the boy was struck, his father picked him up and ran him to a nearby fire station. From there, the boy was rushed to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

According to the Philadelphia Police Department, this accident is just part of a trend of fatal traffic collisions this year. Police Captain Mark Overwise said that there have been 75 fatal accidents so far this year in the area compared to 85 during all of last year.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there were more than 4,100 total pedestrian crashes across the Commonwealth during the latest reporting year of data available. Out of these incidents, there were 154 fatalities and more than 4,000 injuries. Unfortunately, the human body has very little protection from the force of a passenger vehicle slamming into it. It is not uncommon for our Philadelphia car accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following:

  • Spinal cord trauma with paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or road rash
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding

In the hit-and-run accident mentioned above, it is clear that the driver of the vehicle that struck the boy was negligent. Passing a stopped ice cream truck where there are most certainly pedestrians present, and continuing after impact, is criminal behavior. It is not uncommon for pedestrian accidents to be caused by drivers who:

  • Are impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Are distracted by phones or other devices
  • Fail to yield the right of way inappropriate circumstances
  • Operate their vehicle too fast for conditions

We can help you get through this today

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of a driver in Philadelphia, seek legal assistance for your case as soon as possible. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our Philadelphia car accident lawyers have a track record of success helping clients recover compensation in these cases. This includes coverage of a victim’s medical bills, lost wages, household out-of-pocket expenses, pain and suffering damages, and more. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-665-1100.