NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA – A hit-and-run driver is now the object of a police search. Philadelphia police are on the hunt for the driver who struck and killed a man on Roosevelt Boulevard this morning.
A passing motorist saw the victim lying on the 7700 block of Roosevelt Boulevard near Hartel Street in Northeast Philadelphia and immediately dialed for help. The call came in shortly after 2:00 a.m’
The hit-and-run victim was a male between the ages of 25 to 35; due to sever injury, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The police said that the striking vehicle is marked with damage at the driver side. It would be easy to identify the striking vehicle. Authorities even picked up a mirror from the striking vehicle found at the scene. Investigators are trying to draw a description of the vehicle by interviewing witnesses to the incident.
The hit-and-run driver is actually facing serious charges.
Last June, U.S, government signed a bill into law that stiffens the penalty for drivers in hit-and-run crashes that cause serious injury. The new law makes a hit-and-run resulting in serious injury a Class 4 felony, which carries the same weight as driving under the influence of alcohol. However, the penalty would be most severe when the accident leads to death.
Pending the result of investigation, the identity of the man was not divulged to the media. The Po9lice is confident that in a day or two, the fleeing driver will be apprehended and make to face his crime.
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