PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police say a 44-year-old woman is dead and her 4-year-old son is hospitalized after an accident on Roosevelt Boulevard near Strahle.READ MORE: 21-Year-Old Killed In Road Rage Shooting On Roosevelt Boulevard, Police Say
It happened around 2:30 Monday afternoon. Police from the Accident Investigation Division say a car was traveling southbound on the Boulevard and swerved from it’s lane to avoid a truck. The car then lost control, went up on the sidewalk and struck the woman and child.READ MORE: 2 Found Dead Outside Home In Tacony Neighborhood, Philadelphia Police Said
The mother was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the little boy is in stable condition at Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
Police say the driver of the vehicle stopped and is cooperating with police. The name of the victim is not being released at the family’s request.MORE NEWS: New Area Code Approved For Some Pennsylvania Counties As Current Phone Numbers Run Out