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Philadelphia Police Hunt For Car And Driver In Deadly Hit And Run

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A man was killed when he was hit by a car while crossing the Roosevelt Boulevard early Monday morning, and the car that hit him never stopped.

The victim, identified as 22-year-old Martin Xol, was crossing the boulevard at 5th Street just before 2 a.m. when he was hit by a car heading south in the outer lanes. Police say the car kept on going after striking the pedestrian.

Paramedics pronounced Xol dead at the scene.

Ben Simmoneau reports…

“At first I thought it was a child, because the person looked so small,” said a neighbor who saw the victim in the street.

The striking car is described as a dark sedan, possible a Mercury Sable or Ford Taurus. It has damage to the hood and the passenger side. The windshield is broken and police say the car is missing a wiper.

Anyone with any information on that car or on the victim is asked to call police.

Reported by Jim Melwert KYW Newsradio

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  • B.G.

    Hit and Runs are terrible, horrible things. I can’t help but think, though, that some people just don’t look both ways, or they march into the street and take their time, expecting others to stop because they have the right of way as a pedestrian. Way too trusting. Look both ways, BE COURTEOUS. Even if you’re on foot. The world won’t stop for you, so don’t assume all drivers will, even if they should.

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