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Police Look For Two Hit And Run Drivers Who Struck Same Man

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Police accident investigators say they are looking for not one, but two hit and run drivers involved in a pre-dawn pedestrian fatality in the city’s Torresdale section.

Accident investigators say the victim, classified as John Doe,  is believed to be about 25 years-old. He carried no identification. Detectives say the incident happened just before 4 a.m. Monday morning in the 8500 of Frankford Avenue near Benson Street.

Two women were walking along the street when they spotted an injured man in the street. He told the women, as they approached him, he was injured and had been struck by a car that sped off. At that point, a driver, who was apparently traveling fairly fast, failed to see the victim. The women spotted the approaching car and moved to the sidewalk but the car ran over the man and fled the scene.

The women called police and the injured man was rushed to Aria Hospital’s Torresdale division where he was pronounced dead. Police have no description on the first striking car but the second car is said to be silver or gray in color with possible front end damage.

Reported by Al Novack, KYW Newsradio


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One Comment

  1. K Reynolds says:

    omg that is so sad :(

  2. Philly says:

    They were actually good samaritans who pulled their car over and stayed with the man until the ambulence and police arrived.

  3. seemless says:

    Philly, city of crimes and animals.

  4. Franklin Pearce says:

    “85-hundred”? Who writes this? That’s like a bad joke.It’s “8500”

  5. ZZBAR says:

    “Two women were walking along the street, just before 4 a.m”.( I guess they were street walkers.)

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