In the Greater Philadelphia area accident report for December 27th, we look at two tragic fatal accidents, a Philadelphia police officer faces criminal charges for a drunk driving accident, and the family of a Bucks County murder victim files a wrongful death lawsuit against the perpetrators and their parents.
Elderly Woman Struck And Killed By Vehicle In South Philly
An 83-year-old woman was fatally injured after being struck by a vehicle in South Philadelphia on Friday, December 22nd. The accident occurred around 6:22 a.m. near the intersection of 24th Street and Washington Avenue.
Police say that a white Chevy Cruze was traveling eastbound on Washington Ave when the vehicle struck the woman as she was crossing the street. Two vehicles, including the Cruze, remained at the scene of the accident. No charges are expected to be filed.
Drunk Off-Duty Philly Cop Causes Accident, Pulls Gun On Motorist
A Philadelphia Police officer will lose his job and faces multiple criminal charges for a drunk driving incident from Christmas Eve, 2016. The off-duty officer allegedly struck a vehicle while driving under the influence and pointed his service weapon at the other driver when he was confronted. On Wednesday, December 20th, Philadelphia District Attorney Kelley B. Hodge announced that the officer is in custody for the accident. He faces two counts of simple assault, one count of driving under the influence, and one count of leaving the scene of an accident.
During the incident, the officer was off-duty and allegedly struck an occupied vehicle before fleeing the scene. The other vehicle followed him, and the occupants reported that he was swerving and struck a concrete median. Eventually, the officer pulled over and refused to show his driving credentials., before pulling his service weapon on the occupants and driving off.
Parents Of Bucks County Murder Victim Sue For Wrongful Death
The parents of one of the four men killed and buried on a farm in Bucks County this summer have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Cosmo DiNardo and Sean Kratz, who have been charged with the murders, along with DiNardo’s parents. The quadruple-homicide made national headlines this summer and shook the region. According to the lawsuit, DiNardo’s parents were negligent by allowing their son access to a gun and their farm property and equipment, even though they were aware of DiNardo’s history of mental illness.
2 Killed In South Jersey Head-On Collision
Two people died after a head-on collision on Christmas Day in South Jersey. The accident happened at around 2:57 p.m. when Hamilton Township police responded to a call on Black Horse Pike, Route 322. According to the investigation, a 2010 Nissan Altima was traveling eastbound, and for reasons unknown, crossed over the centerline and collided head-on with a westbound 2002 Acura TL. The driver of the Acura and her father, who was in the passenger seat, were brought to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus Trauma Unit for injury treatment. The driver survived, while her father was pronounced dead at the hospital.