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Car Strikes Pedestrian Before Flying Into Delaware River

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File photo of Delaware River from Race Street Pier. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

File photo of Delaware River from Race Street Pier. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a car that ended up going into the Delaware River early Friday morning.

The incident began at about 2 a.m. when a car exited the I-95 off-ramp at Columbus Boulevard.

Investigators say the out-of-control car struck a pedestrian before eventually flying into the Delaware River.

The unidentified pedestrian was taken to a local hospital where they are listed in critical condition.

The driver was rescued from the water and was taken to a local hospital where they are listed in stable condition.

Police believe speed may have been a factor in causing the driver to lose control. A tow truck operator eventually pulled the car from the river.

It was not immediately known if any charges were filed. The incident remains under investigation.

Reported By Steve Beck, CBSPhilly.com; Al Novack, KYW Newsradio

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