Harrisburg Car Accident Attorney: Pedestrian Killed by Police SUV
Posted Charles E. Schmidt, Jr. on Sep 12, 2012 in News
Posted on Sep 12, 2012
On Thursday, August 9, 2012, shortly after 8:15AM, Shulena Weldon was struck and killed by a Harrisburg police SUV in the intersection of 20th and Market Street.
According to Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick, Weldon was heading north on 20th Street towards the intersection when she ran out in front of a police vehicle traveling east on Market Street. Eyewitness accounts suggest that she was preoccupied—perhaps sending a text. Others suggest she was running to try to catch the bus.
Weldon worked in the kitchen at the Spring Creek Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. She put together trays of food that her co-workers delivered to center residents. “She was a wonderful woman who always had a smile on her face,” said Tim Shannon, director of food service at Spring Creek with Health Care Services Group. “She was just a very energetic and happy employee.”
The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the accident because a city police officer is involved. Trooper Adam Reed, spokesperson for Troop H of the Pennsylvania State Police, said answers to questions about the accident—including details about how fast the police vehicle was going— will be released once the investigation is complete. Then it will be up to the Dauphin County district attorney to determine whether the officer will face charges.
A Harrisburg car accident lawyer at Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers has been following this case closely. The entire law firm is saddened to learn of the death of Shulena Weldon and extends sincere condolences to her family and friends.