By Steve Beck, Robin Culverwell
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia Parking Authority worker was killed this morning in a freak accident at the Parking Authority lot on Weccacoe Avenue, off Delaware Avenue.
According to investigators, a Parking Authority worker was backing up a tow truck and accidentally struck another Parking Authority employee about 6:50 a.m.
The employee who was hit, 60-year-old Jeff Bayers, was rushed to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, but was later pronounced dead.
No charges were expected to be filed.
Parking Authority spokesman Marty O’Rourke says Bayers was a 13-year employee of the PPA; he worked as a “lot officer.” He leaves behind a wife and three children, two of whom are grown and one of whom is thirteen years old.
The accident remains under investigation. O’Rourke declined to name the driver involved.