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Pedestrian accidents: drunk driver sentenced on Tuesday

Pedestrian accidents plague our region each year. The number of people who are injured and killed annually fluctuates for ambiguous reasons, and safety movement tend to curtail numbers on particular years, but when drunk drivers cause pedestrian accidents, the fault resides entirely with them. Call Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. with any of your pedestrian accident questions and concerns.

On Tuesday, a man from Erie was convicted of DUI, hit-and-run, and striking a pedestrian with a motor vehicle, among other things. The accident happened last October 2nd in downtown Erie at the intersection of Wayne Street and East 12th Street near TJ's Traffic Jam and Kosciuszko Park. After hitting the woman, he fled the scene, but was eventually apprehended nearly twenty blocks away, close to the intersection of Brandes Street and East 28th Street.

In addition to spending two years in jail, the 26-year-old man was ordered to pay $2000 in court costs and fines. According to Judge Ernest J. DiSantis, Jr., he must also undergo drug and alcohol counseling while in jail.

During sentencing, the man apologized for injuring the victim and told the judge that he planned on spending his time in jail wisely so that he could come back to society a changed man, and make his family proud of him once again.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important that you first seek the appropriate medical attention, then call the pedestrian accident attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. We have been helping hit-and-run and pedestrian accident victims for more than twenty-five years in Erie, Pittsburgh, and throughout western Pennsylvania. Call us today at 800-777-4081.

Source:, "Erie man sentenced in crash that seriously injured pedestrian" 28 May 2014 

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