74-Year-Old Woman Confesses to Fatal Pennsylvania Hit-and-Run

A 74-year-old Gilbertville woman has come forward after her involvement in a fatal Pennsylvania hit-and-run accident in Upper Providence Township.

On the afternoon of April 27, 2011, Kristy Bender, 26, of Royersford, was struck by a vehicle as she was walking home from her job at Kohl’s Department Store.

Patricia Maurer did not realize she had struck a pedestrian until she arrived home on Wednesday afternoon and saw the damage to her vehicle. She immediately called her adult children who helped her notify the authorities.

There was no effort to hide the damage to the vehicle and Maurer’s family immediately reported the accident to the Upper Providence Township Police.

Bender was pronounced dead upon arrival at Pottstown Memorial Hospital shortly after the 1:30 p.m. accident.

Under Pennsylvania law, motorists who are involved in a traffic accident which causes harm must stop and render aid; however, it is unsure whether law enforcement officials will file charges against Maurer since she came forward with details after the accident.

The Bucks County injury attorneys at Cordisco & Saile would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Kristy Bender and wish them strength during this difficult time.