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Published on April 24, 2024
Fatal Hit-and-Run in University City, Philadelphia Claims Life of Pedestrian, Police Seek SuspectSource: Google Street View

A pedestrian's life was claimed early Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run accident in Philadelphia's University City section. According to 6abc, the incident occurred around 5:40 a.m. on the 3600 block of Spruce Street, where police say an unidentified male was hit while crossing the street and died at the site of the collision.

In an unwelcome twist right by the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn campus, the driver fled the scene after the hit-and-run which unfurled at approximately 5:30 a.m. at 36th and Spruce streets. NBC Philadelphia reported that the victim was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, but succumbed to his injuries later on.

Digging deeper for clues, Philadelphia police are scouring through surveillance footage from the area with the hope of capturing a description of the culprit's vehicle. At this stage, details about the car and the driver remain elusive, with investigators keeping details under wraps during the ongoing investigation.

Further compounding the tragedy, the man struck in the hit-and-run has been described by police as a Black man, whose identity has yet to be publicly released. Dead in the wake of a fleeting vehicle, the victim's story ended abruptly on a University City street, as conveyed by FOX 29. The police are keeping their lips sealed regarding any information on the vehicle that was involved.

Authorities are urging the public to come forward with any information pertinent to the case. This tragic event has once again highlighted the grave repercussions of hit-and-run incidents and the ongoing pursuit of justice for the victims left in their wake.