April 27, 2011, ERIE, PA -- An Erie boy is in critical condition after being struck as a pedestrian by a hit and run driver. The 14-year-old boy, who has not been identified, was crossing Glenwood Avenue near 29th Street when he was struck by a northbound 2004 Dodge Stratus. The driver then left the scene.
Police have recovered the vehicle involved but continue their investigation to identify the driver in this Erie hit and run accident. The vehicle was found parked in the 100 block of West 18th Street and has since been towed to the Erie police station.
The boy was taken to UPMC Hamot after the accident. No details about the boy's injuries were available at time of posting this blog.
Our hopes are with the young man and his family that he has a quick and complete recovery. If you have information about the identity of the driver who is responsible for the accident, call Erie police at (814) 870-1125.
Help for People Injured by Hit and Run or "Phantom" Drivers
Generally, people who are victims of hit-and-run accidents should be aware both that there is a possibility of recovery against their own insurance and they should also know that there may be special notice requirements of such coverage when "phantom vehicles" are involved. If these notice requirements are not met in a prompt manner then the injured person can lose their right to recover. People injured in "phantom vehicle" or hit-and-run accidents should waste no time in consulting with an experienced Erie hit-and-run lawyer (particularly because most Erie injury lawyers charge nothing for an initial consult).
Contact an Erie "Hit and Run" Accident Lawyer
For more information on Erie car collisions, visit our car accident page or take advantage of our offer to give you a free book, "The Ultimate Guide to Car Accident Cases in Pennsylvania: A Roadmap to Justice." We are Erie pedestrian accident lawyers who believe in providing free information to the public about car accident injuries and the cases that result from them. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Erie injury lawyers, call today toll free at 877-505-9548 or locally at 814-580-5017.