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Driver Arrested After Striking Pedestrian In Port Richmond

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police arrested a driver after they say he struck a pedestrian and tried to flee the scene early Wednesday morning.

The incident happened at about 1:30 a.m. at Cambria Street and Aramingo Avenue in Port Richmond.

According to investigators, a 69-year-old male was struck by a car as he was crossing the street. Police say the driver of the striking vehicle attempted to flee the scene, but was taken into custody a few blocks away.

The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital to be treated for a broken ankle.

The driver was taken into police custody. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.