May 14, 2012, ERIE, PA — An Erie hit-and-run car accident killed a fifty-one year old man early Sunday morning. The accident occurred in the 1100 block of West 38th Street and police continue to look for any information about the driver who fled the scene.
The details of the Pennsylvaia accident, at this point, are extremely limited. The victim was believed to be walking in or near the street at 1:30 a.m. when he was hit by a driver who police believe was westbound on 38th Street. No witnesses are known at this point and police are looking for any information they can find about the car or its driver.
Hit-and-run accidents present with some unusual Pennsylvania insurance coverage issues. While timely notice of a claim is always important when seeking insurance coverage, Pennsylvania car insurance policies frequently include strict time limitations that apply to “phantom” vehicle claims. Paying attention to and complying with these time limitations can be a challenge in cases like this one where the surviving family is dealing with the sudden tragedy and grief of a fatal accident and the loss of their loved one.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the gentleman injured in the Erie car accident and we encourage any reader with information about the hit-and-run car crash to contact Erie police at 870-1120.
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