Pennsylvania parents would probably agree that one thing they dread is being notified that one of their children has been seriously injured or killed. The loss of a child can devastate an entire family. Car accidents remain a leading cause of childhood death, and recently, one mother learned that her young son had been killed as a result of his father’s poor behavior.
The accident occurred after the child’s father was attempting to flee from police after allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from a local Pennsylvania store. He sped off with his child in tow, who by all reports was not in a car seat as required by law. The father sped right through a red light, causing an accident with another vehicle that had the right-of-way.
The small child was ultimately fatally injured, but rather than attempt to save the boy, his father attempted to flee on foot. When police and rescue workers arrived, it was too late, and reports state the toddler was bleeding from his head and ears. The father has been charged with a myriad of serious crimes, including reckless driving and endangering the welfare of a child. The child’s mother was notified of his death and was understandably appalled.
When children die as the result of car accidents, parents may be so horrified that they find themselves unable to cope with things like funeral expenses and legal matters. It can be helpful for parents dealing with justice to enlist an experienced attorney who may be able to assist with these proceedings. Parents seeking justice for a deceased child should not have to feel alone.