Driver Struck in Hit-and-Run After Striking Pedestrian

By David Chang and Alison Burdo
|  Sunday, Mar 16, 2014  |  Updated 7:33 PM EDT
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A driver struck a pedestrian on Admiral Wilson Boulevard early Sunday morning, before being hit by a vehicle himself as he waited for police to arrive.

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A driver struck a pedestrian on Admiral Wilson Boulevard early Sunday morning, before being hit by a vehicle himself as he waited for police to arrive.

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Police say a driver who struck a pedestrian and then tried to help the victim was struck by a hit-and-run driver moments after exiting his vehicle.

Officials say the driver was traveling in a white van in the eastbound lanes of Admiral Wilson Boulevard shortly after 3 a.m. in Pennsauken, New Jersey when he struck a pedestrian, 31-year-old Victor Gutierrez, who later died from his injuries.

The driver stopped at the scene and, as he got out of the van to help, police say another vehicle struck him and then fled the scene.

The vehicle that fled the scene left behind its passenger side view mirror, which is gray-colored and broke off during the hit-and-run, according to officials.

Investigators say that vehicle may be a 2002 to 2006 Ford or Mercury product, possibly a Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or sees a vehicle matching the descirption is asked to call the Pennsauken Police Department's Traffic Division at 856-488-0080, extension 2300.

The driver of the van who tried to help was taken to the hospital. Police have not yet revealed his or her condition.

The eastbound lanes of Admiral Wilson Boulevard were shut down from Baird Boulevard to Airport Circle for several hours. They have since been reopened.
 

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