Allentown Snowplow Driver Charged After Hitting Woman

January 26, 2012

Sometimes negligence looks an accident victim right in the face and walks away. At least it did in the case of one Pennsylvania woman when, according to NBC-10 Philadelphia, she was run over by a snowplow and left to die by its driver during last week’s storms.

Reports from the Allentown Police Department say that the 49-year-old truck driver was clearing the year’s first snow last Saturday along Linden Street at American Parkway when he hit the young woman walking along the street. The impact sent the woman onto the hood of the truck before she rolled into the middle of the street. Witnesses say that the truck driver stopped, exited his vehicle, looked at the injured woman for a moment, then got back into the vehicle and fled.

Paramedics transported the woman to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury for treatment of to two broken hips and a shattered leg and arm.

Police were able to catch up with the driver and placed him under arrest. A background search uncovered that the man had been involved in a similar incident last June after failing to render aid in an accident. He has since been charged with several other crimes.

The Pennsylvania truck accident lawyers with Lundy Law may be able to help you if you have been injured in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence. Contact an experienced attorney today with any questions about your claim.