Police in Pennsylvania are searching for a black car allegedly connected to a hit-and-run accident in Northampton County on the night of Jan. 16. According to eyewitness accounts, the car may be a Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan. The Pennsylvania State Police believe that the collision caused significant damage to the front end of the car on its driver’s side. The two married couples traveling in the vehicle struck by the car suffered minor injuries. They included two pregnant women.
Struck with significant force
The accident took place on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 78 at approximately 10:30 p.m. According to a PSP report, the black car struck a Honda CRX coupe from behind with enough force to propel it across the highway and onto a grass median. The Honda then spun around and flipped over onto its roof before coming to a rest on its side.
The two men inside the Honda managed to extricate themselves from the badly damaged vehicle. They then pulled their pregnant wives clear. Paramedics arrived at the scene quickly, and they transported the two couples by ambulance to a hospital in Fountain Hill. Initial reports did not describe the nature of their injuries. Police have set up a hotline to allow people to provide details about the black car, and a reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the person behind the wheel.
Compensation for hit-and-run victims
When police identify hit-and-run drivers, experienced personal injury attorneys may file lawsuits against them on behalf of the road users they injured. These lawsuits could seek additional damages if law enforcement determines that the hit-and-run driver was intoxicated when they crashed. When police are unable to locate drivers who cause hit-and-run accidents, attorneys may help their victims to file claims with insurance companies or Pennsylvania’s Victims Compensation Assistance Program.