Fifteen-year-old Timothy Connors, an Archbishop Ryan High School freshman, was killed after school in a fatal car accident this week. The Philadelphia Daily News reported the crash occurred at Comly and Academy roads in Northeast Philadelphia, and law enforcement officials said the woman behind the wheel had stayed at the scene after striking Connors.
Connors, who is the son of Philadelphia police detective Martin Connors, died 40 minutes later at the Aria Hospital-Torresdale after suffering from severe head and body trauma. Investigators reportedly interviewed over 24 people individuals who claimed they witnessed the car accident, but no charges have yet been filed against the driver.
Archbishop Ryan High School president Michael McArdle said hundreds of students, teachers, and people in the community came together at the school for an impromptu vigil ceremony a couple of hours after Connors’ death.
“Timothy was an engaging student who had come to us from Our Lady of Port Richmond School and was a proud member of the class of 2014,” said McArdle. “His loss is one that will be felt throughout the entire Ryan community. Our thoughts and prayers go out for Timothy and his family.”
It has not yet been determined whether the family of Timothy Connor will consider filing a wrongful death claim for the 15-year-old’s death, although an experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorney could review the case and determine the legal options and possible remedies available to them.
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