PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run that happened on Broad Street near Champlost Avenue in North Philadelphia. The collision happened after midnight Saturday in front of the 35th Police District.
The victim, a 37-year-old man, was crossing Broad Street when he was hit by an oncoming car and killed, according to investigators.
It’s unclear if the victim used the crosswalk.
“That’s very disturbing. Especially as I get ready to open for patients to come in this morning, so that’s very disheartening,” Dana Guenther, a nurse at Davita Kidney Care, said.
She says many of her patients have a hard time walking and she worries about them crossing Broad Street.
“I just try to keep it safe for my patients. That’s why I am out here so early this morning,” she said.
This is at least the third fatal hit-and-run on Broad Street in North Philadelphia this month.
Police say 29-year-old Tiffany Reed was hit by a vehicle near Broad and Lehigh on Jan 12.
Then on the 2900 block of Broad Street, police say 36-year-old Karon Underwood, a father of 5, was struck and killed as he crossed the street on Jan. 7.
“They need to lower the speed limit so these people don’t think it’s the expressway,” Geraldine Edens said.
Police have not yet identified the victim in Saturday morning’s crash.
Police have located the striking vehicle, but are still trying to identify the driver.
Call police if you know anything about the hit-and-run.
CBS3’s Chantee Lans contributed to this report.