Philadelphia police officials are currently looking for the driver involved in a car accident that led to a Kensington man's death this past week. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported a white Ford F-150 truck ran into 48-year-old Efrain Martinez on Monday night. Martinez was crossing Kensington Avenue towards Monmouth Street with his brother when he was struck by the Ford.
The driver had stopped and asked Efrain Martinez if he needed to go to the hospital. Martinez responded that he did not, and so the driver left the scene. An hour or so after the accident, Efrain Martinez began experiencing chest pains and had difficulty breathing. He was then brought to Temple University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Authorities are still investigating the incident and ask that the driver contact Accident Investigations as soon as possible.
Typically in a car accident, all drivers, passengers, and others involved must not leave the scene until it is appropriate to do so. Always obtain the basic information of those involved, including their:
- Phone numbers,
- Drivers' license numbers,
- License Plate Numbers, and
- Basic Insurance Information.
You may also need to call the police to report the accident, especially if any physical injury, property damage, or death was occurred. Talk to witnesses, if there were any, to learn what they saw and acquire their contact information as well. If you choose to file an injury claim and recover damages, consider contacting a Philadelphia personal injury attorney who can provide you with legal counsel.
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