Man Tried to Flee After PA Hit-and-Run, Pulled Off Flight at JFK

An Irish citizen who was trying to flee the country after his involvement in a Pennsylvania hit-and-run crash and was pulled off a flight at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York.

On February 9, 2011, 28-year-old Damian Crossan was attempting to flee the country after striking a pedestrian in Upper Darby and leaving the scene.

The victim, 32-year-old Jamie Timlin, was struck from behind at 11:18 p.m. on February 2 while walking on Cedar Lane near Beverly Boulevard. She was pulling a red shopping cart and walking in the street because of the snow.

Police received an anonymous tip that Crossan was responsible for the accident and caught up to him as he was attempting to flee to Ireland. He was apprehended by police and escorted off the plane at the time of departure.

Once in custody, Crossan admitted to striking a pedestrian with his vehicle. Police found his pick-up truck in the long-term parking at JFK and noted considerable damage to its body, including a cracked front bumper, cracked turning signal light and red-paint transfer.

Crossan is an unlicensed driver and has a prior DUI conviction. He is facing charges of careless driving, accidents involving personal injury, accidents while improperly licensed, hit-and-run, immediate notice to police and reckless driving.

Timlin remains in critical condition in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with injuries to her head, brain and hips.

The Bucks County injury attorneys at Cordisco & Saile would like to wish a full recovery to Jamie Timlin as she recovers from the injuries she sustained in this Pennsylvania pedestrian accident.