Philadelphia Injury News

Allentown man seriously injured by hit-and-run driver

A man from Allentown who was carrying food crossing Hamilton St. was critically injured Friday night after he was hit by a vehicle that fled without stopping.

Police said that the hit-and-run accident happened at about 10:10 o’clock in the evening in the frontage of Hotel Traylor located at No. 1444 Hamilton St. The 30-year-old man was delivered unconscious to the hospital.

Capt. Bill Reinik said that the victim was still alive when he was brought to the hospital; but his injuries were critical.

Due to the mishap, 15th and Franklin streets between Hamilton Street was closed to clear the area and to give police to continue their investigation. Police focused their attention to the spot of the street where articles of clothing, broken glasses and food were all scattered.

Authorities have no idea what type of vehicle ran over the pedestrian; however, witnesses saw a minivan traveling eastward from the accident site moments after a motorist heard a thudding sound.

Reinik said that the pedestrian might have bought food at a nearby convenience store and was walking across the street.

The accident happened to be the second hit-and-run accident Friday involving a pedestrian. The previous accident happened just before 8:00 o’clock Friday morning. The 10-year-old girl was hit at the intersection of Hanover Avenue and Oswego St. The SUV that hit her also fled from the scene.

Asst. Police Chief William Lake said the young girl was walking to school that Friday morning when struck by a hit-and-run driver. The child remained stable and the vehicle has been located and investigators have tentatively identified the driver.

Police said they recovered video surveillance in the area of the incident. Lake said that he immediately notified the child’s parents for they do not want other parents to panic.

Hit-and-runs in Allentown are the objects of police search; especially, the operator who fled late Friday and left a city man injured.

The victim identified as Anthony Walker, age 40, sustained minor head injuries and a broken femur in the accident. The mishap happened at about 10:10 o’clock Friday evening in front of the Hotel Traylor.

Reinik related that the vehicle hit Walker as he was crossing Block1400 of Hamilton St. last Friday night and witnesses saw silver minivan that may have been a Dodge, Chrysler Plymouth.

Reinik said he also asked if the silver minivan was burning oil and smoking. The only fact that the witness confirmed was that the van drove off following Hamilton Street at top speed and he saw it turned south on Franklin St.

In a matter of time, the van and the driver will be arrested by the authorities.

Allentown police are continuing your investigation for the driver who hit and run after injuring a man who was crossing the street after purchasing some food stuff.


If you or your loved one has been harmed or fatally injured due to negligence or someone else fault, contact an accident lawyer now for free consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.


Sources: Mcall Com



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