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DA Krasner Announces Charges Following Vehicle Crash That Killed Toddler

PHILADELPHIA (March 29, 2022) – District Attorney Larry Krasner on Tuesday announced charges following the arrest by Philadelphia Police of an individual for his role in a fatal vehicle crash that killed a 3-year-old yesterday morning.

Shortly before 11:00 AM on Monday at the 3000 block of West Girard Avenue, an individual driving a 2020 Black Nissan Rogue SUV jumped a sidewalk curb and crashed into a mother and child. The mother escaped injury, but her child was pronounced deceased at Temple University Hospital.

The District Attorney’s Office has charged Timothy Robinson (DOB: 2/25/1960) with Involuntary Manslaughter (F1), Homicide by Vehicle (F3), Homicide by Vehicle while DUI (F3), DUI (M1), Reckless Endangerment of Another Person (M2), and Reckless Driving (S).

“My heart is broken for this child, and for the family that now grieves such a terrible loss. Intoxicated driving is never okay, and this tragedy is why. My office will work to hold Mr. Robinson accountable, but I also want to re-commit to working with our public safety partners in the city to confront traffic violence for the public safety threat that it is. Safe sidewalks and streets for all should be considered baseline amenities in all Philadelphia communities,” DA Krasner said. “In particular, creation of a civilian force of public safety officers — approved by voters in 2019 — has the potential to significantly improve enforcement of laws and regulations that will enhance the quality of life for communities throughout the city.”

Materials recovered from Robinson’s vehicle by law enforcement are awaiting drug analysis.

CONTACT:  Jane Roh, 215-686-8711, [email protected]

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