Car accidents can happen out of nowhere, and they can have fatal consequences. It is essential to remember that negligent driving is serious and can have lethal impacts on innocent lives. This is why all drivers must remain aware at all times and remember the duty of care they have to others when behind the wheel.
An update is available related to a vehicle accident that occurred earlier this week. Police responded on Wednesday to a call for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on Commonwealth Avenue. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim in his eighties suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The operator of the vehicle did not stop or remain at the scene.
The victim has since been identified as 80-year-old Theodore J. Schwalb. Police later located the suspect and have now arrested Phocian Fitts, 23, in connection with the accident.
Pedestrian Accidents and Fatalities
Our condolences to the family and friends of Theodore J. Schwalb. This tragic incident is hard to hear about, and we are saddened to learn that this happened. The actions of Phocian Fitts were criminal. Drivers who injure pedestrians have a responsibility to remain on the scene after the accident happens. We all have a responsibility to keep our roads safe and to remember the duty of care we have to one another.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, we know how devastating these pedestrian accidents can be. We are members of this community and we want to raise awareness of the tragic consequences of reckless driving. Pedestrian accidents like this one are harrowing and tragic. They leave families and communities grieving. We are also here to help victims and their families receive the assistance they need to start the healing process after these accidents.
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