Messa and Associates Attorney, Angelo Theodosopoulos, Successfully Defeats Summary Judgement in Federal Court against Philadelphia Police Officer.
A Philadelphia police officer caused a fatal traffic collision with a 19-year-old dirt biker at an intersection in North East Philadelphia. The police officer chased the dirt bike rider illegally and intentionally crashed his police SUV into the dirt bike, intending to cause, and causing, the 19-year-old to suffer catastrophic and fatal injuries.
The crash caused the dirt bike rider both broken legs and arms, a skull fracture, and a serious brain injury, suffering from unconscionable pain for three days before falling into a coma. The 19-year-old died nine months later.
In 2013 a Philadelphia Police spokesperson stated that officers should not be chasing dirt bike riders because it puts innocent motorists in danger. There have been several fatal events after police officers crash into dirt bike riders while pursuing them.
The Philadelphia Police Department refuses to release the crash investigation report, police report, and other investigative materials that they have exclusive access to. This is an inappropriate withholding of public information.
The officer in question used his SUV as a barricade knowing that the collision would result in death or serious bodily injury to the rider of the dirt bike. The 19-year-old was propelled across the intersection into a parked vehicle.
After suffering for months, the rider died in the hospital.
We are working with the family of the rider to help gain justice after they lost a member of their family due to excessive force from the Philadelphia police officer.
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