Pedestrian Hit and Killed in North Philadelphia

It’s a dangerous combination to get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking alcohol. Reflexes slow from the impairment and you can find yourself in deep trouble if you get into an accident.

That may have been exactly what happened in North Philadelphia recently in an accident that took place in the early morning hours on Thursday.

According to police, a white BMW hit a center median, shattered its windshield, and severely damaged the engine. Upon closer investigation, officers discovered that there was blood on the hood of the car. When questioned, the driver indicated that he thought he had struck an animal just prior to the accident that left his vehicle a smoking hulk in the middle of the road.

Police officers surveyed the area looking for an animal. Walking northbound on Roberts Avenue, the officers instead discovered an unidentified black male on the sidewalk, laying on his back and bleeding from his head.

Paramedics were called to the scene and the man was pronounced dead.

The driver of the BMW was placed under arrest on suspicion of DUI. He was transported to Temple Hospital for treatment of a cut to his hand and facial injuries due to airbag deployment.

Even when you are in a situation that seems hopeless, you still have certain inalienable rights even after you are placed under arrest. When you are facing the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, that’s the time when you need an experienced DUI defense attorney working diligently for you.

Attorney Steven E. Kellis has been on both sides of the courtroom for more than 20 years for DUI cases; first as a prosecutor and now as a defender. He knows the law and he understands what’s at stake when someone is arrested for the charge of DUI.
Call today at the number on your screen or by using our contact form here on our website to make an appointment with Mr. Kellis. You can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even if you are currently in jail, Steven Kellis will come to you in your jail cell.  Contact our offices today. Your initial consultation is free and without obligation to you.