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Car Strikes Pedestrian Before Flying Into Delaware River

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,; Al Novack, KYW Newsradio

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    Hopefully it was a Delaware driver and hopefully he will die from his injuries.

  • Jack Trapper

    Excellent use of the English language in this story. You’re supposed to be journalists, boys; try weeding out the grammatical errors. Jesus Christ.

  • Todd McDonald

    Inspired use of a file photo! Now I *totally* understand the story. A river … it’s like water. Oh, man. I’m going to have to go lie down now. Mind. Blown.

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