State Police Investigate Turnpike Hit-Run Incident

WORCESTER PA – A 19-year-old Philadelphia man driving a vehicle on the northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike through Worcester Township was the victim of a hit-and-run accident, Pennsylvania State Police from the Troop T Barracks in King of Prussia said Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2022).

The man was traveling northbound on the extension, also known as Interstate 476, on Jan. 7 (Friday) at 6:45 a.m. in a 2010-model Dodge Journey sport utility vehicle near mile-marker 26.6, troopers reported. Also headed north at the same time and location was a Honda of unknown make and model, driven by an individual whose sex, age, and physical traits were not identified.

During their investigation, troopers determined the front left bumper of the Honda struck the right rear bumper of the Dodge. That caused the Philadelphia man “to lose control” of his car, which struck the center concrete traffic barrier on the highway. The Dodge came to rest on the road’s left-side shoulder, turned around and facing southbound.

The man was not injured in the incident, and no medical attention was needed. He wore lap and shoulder belts at the time, state police noted.

The driver of the Honda “failed to stop,” troopers alleged, and “continued traveling northbound.” If he or she is located, troopers said they expect to bring charges of careless driving and other offenses.

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