An unidentified officer from the 17th District was injured when his cruiser hit a parked car on 24th street near Moore Street. The cause for the crash is as of yet unknown. Just a week after this South Philadelphia crash, another officer was dragged two blocks while conducting a traffic stop. The man became aggressive when asked to step out of the car and fled the scene. The officer was listed in stable condition.
This news comes just days after Police Officer Brian Lorenzo was hit and killed by a driver going the wrong way down I-95. That driver has been officially charged with Third Degree Murder, Homicide by Vehicle While Driving Under the Influence, Aggravated Assault, Homicide By Vehicle, and Involuntary Manslaughter.
It’s been a deadly month for officers in Philadelphia. Car accident lawyer Edith a Pearce, esquire is concerned by what she sees as a disturbing new trend: police officers being injured or killed by motorists. Two of Philadelphia’s own have been laid to rest this July in motor-vehicle incidents, and several more have been injured. It’s more than enough to give residents pause.
Officers will be responding to these events citywide with increased DUI checkpoints and traffic stops. There will be little leeway given to drivers committing even minor infractions. If you are injured in a car accident in Philadelphia or the surrounding tri-state area, you need a lawyer now more than ever. Come to The Pearce Law Firm for a nationally recognized attorney that will afford you the service, compassion, and attention you deserve. Come see Edith Pearce, a car accident lawyer who will tip the scales in your favor.