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Community Grieves Mother Killed in Philadelphia Hit and Run

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While walking with her son near the 100 block of West Luzerne Street in Philadelphia on Sunday night, August 8, a 37-year old woman was struck and killed by a car. Her son is now recovering from his injuries, believed to be largely the result of a mystery motorcyclist who brought the boy to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children while paramedics were working to save the mother.

There is no information on the vehicle that hit the woman and family members said they are unsure if the mother and son were trying to get to the sidewalk, cross the street, or walk around a grassy area that impedes the sidewalk near where the accident occurred, when they were struck.

The deceased mother, an organ donor, is credited with saving three lives.

Philadelphia police have no information on the suspect or a vehicle description. The family is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to an arret.

“My daughter was an organ donor and she saved three lives today,” said Malave’s mother, Wanda Rivera during Sunday night’s vigil.

The family isn’t sure if Malave was making her way to a sidewalk, crossing the street, or trying to avoid an overgrown grassy area along her walk.

“We have no answers. We don’t know what, how, who, when. We don’t know nothing. All we know, at 8 o’clock here (Sunday), my sister lost her life,” said Malave’s sister, Lorraine Graulau.

Philadelphia police do not have a suspect or a vehicle description. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 215-686-TIPS. The family of the deceased woman is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to an arrest. Those who have lost a loved one due to a hit-and-run collision are seeking justice. While filing a wrongful death suit will not bring back that loved one, it will help with the costs of the funeral, therapy and counseling, and raising the dependents who have lost both an emotional and financial support. At McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, our wrongful death attorneys have a history of getting results. With main offices in Philadelphia and Wilmington, we represent clients in Philadelphia, Delaware, New Jersey, and southeast Pennsylvania. Contact our Philadelphia wrongful death lawyers today at 215-515-7644 or 302-308-7013, or online, for a free initial consultation.