Woman In Critical Condition Following Hit-Run In North Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are questioning what they call a person of interest tonight after a woman is hit by a car just moments after she stepped off a SEPTA bus.
The 56-year-old victim is in critical condition. She has injuries to her head and face as well as a broken leg, a broken hip and several broken ribs.
Tracey Williams’ crushed glasses were left at the scene. The 56–year-old mother and grandmother was just getting off a SEPTA bus at 21st and Susquehanna when she was hit by what police believe is a white Chevy Impala. An eyewitness says she saw the driver speed up after he hit Williams who was just steps away from her home.
“At first she wasn’t doing nothing like, no movement, no nothing and eventually she started breathing so everybody was calling the police and everybody was out here with her. And then somebody went and got her daughter. Her daughter came over here and once she heard her daughter’s voice she started crying,” eyewitness Marquita Spraggans said.
Williams was rushed to Temple University Hospital. Her family is by her side. They are stunned that another human being could just simply leave her in the street bleeding.
“Everybody’s still crying about it because it’s not fair. It could happen to anybody, anybody,” the victim’s friend Rashad Reid said.
It all happened around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Police were checking surveillance cameras to see if any recorded the hit and run. Investigators believe the white Chevy Impala, which was heading west on Susquehanna Avenue, has damage to its front end.
“I was standing right there and when the white Impala, his whole windshield is shattered,” Spraggans said.
Late Tuesday night, police indicate they have what they believe to be the car that hit Williams. They found that car on the 2700 block of N. 20th Street, and as of right now, police are questioning a person of interest.