MAN in WHEELCHAIR CRITICALLY INJURED in Philadelphia HIT-AND-RUN; Police Seek Suspect Vehicle

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A guy was thrown from his wheelchair in a hit-and-run accident that occurred early on Friday morning in Philadelphia, according to the police. The individual is currently in critical condition.

After an accident that occurred just after midnight on Franklin Street near Vine Street, close to the entrances to Interstate 95 and the Vine Street Expressway, as well as the Franklin Square Park in Philadelphia, Chief Inspector Scott Small of the Philadelphia Police Department stated that the guy sustained head trauma and was transported to Jefferson University Hospital subsequently.

When the victim was going off of Vine, which is the westbound exit from the Benjamin Franklin Bridge from New Jersey, he was struck by a car that did not stop and then turned right, heading north on 7th Street.

According to the cbsnews, the individual was allegedly soliciting money from drivers.

Investigators are looking for the vehicle that was involved in the incident, which is thought to be a Hyundai sedan with New Jersey license plates and a light-colored, probably white, exterior. As a result of the collision, the front end of the vehicle would most certainly be damaged. According to Small, the collision was captured on the dashcam of a witness. The man is seen on the video being struck by the vehicle, which then launches him into the air and then flees the scene, according to the police investigation.

Call the Philadelphia Police Department’s Crash Investigation Division at 215-685-3181 or call 215-686-TIPS to provide an anonymous report. Anyone who has information is urged to get in touch with them.

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