Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-run Accident on Lewis Road in Lebanon County, PA
Lebanon County, PA -- February 11, 2023, a pedestrian was injured following an accident where a vehicle hit them, then left the scene.
Details given by North Londonderry Township authorities indicated the crash happened at around 5:00 p.m. along Lewis Road near Syner Road. It appears that a 20-year-olod was walking at the time when a green Ford Super Duty pickup somehow hit them. That truck, apparently marked with a company logo, then turned west on Syner and left the scene.
The pedestrian was taken to a hospital with injuries said to be serious. Recent information indicates authorities have the truck in custody, but they did not give additional details about the accident.
Obviously there will need to be answers about what happened here and why the driver left the scene, but that could involve a lot more than people may realize. For one, there's likely a company involved here. Did they contact police? Did they know the accident happened before speaking to them? Has this sort of thing happened before? Did they know about the accident but neglected to do anything about, hoping it would all just go a way?
There's obviously the important issue of getting the victim whatever help or answers they're entitled to, but there's also the matter of finding out if a local business is going to continue putting the public at risk. That will likely make this situation far more challenging than an ordinary truck wreck. That's why I hope the local authorities can rise to meet that challenge.