Police are investigating the death of a 76-year-old man who was struck by a car after he tripped and fell while crossing a Southwest Philadelphia street.
The man fell Tuesday morning after tripping over an obstruction in the middle of Woodland Avenue on the 6500 block, police told NBC10. After he was hit by the car, the driver stayed on the scene and was not charged.
The victim was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead. Police have not identified him.
A photo taken by NBC10’s Matt DeLucia shows a large bulge in the middle of 65th Street. A spokesperson with the streets department told NBC10 that the bulge is the result of “asphalt shoving,” which is caused by the accelerating and decelerating of trucks or buses on the road.
It’s unknown at this time whether it was the bulge that caused the man to trip. Officials continue to investigate.