Taxi Strikes, Drags Woman Then Drives Off

By Danielle Johnson, Dan Stamm and David Chang
|  Monday, Aug 26, 2013  |  Updated 9:29 PM EDT
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A taxicab hit a 23-year-old woman and then kept driving while dragging her down a West Philadelphia street early Sunday morning. The woman is in critical condition. Police are hoping surveillance video will help find the driver.

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A taxicab hit a 23-year-old woman and then kept driving while dragging her down a West Philadelphia street early Sunday morning. The woman is in critical condition. Police are hoping surveillance video will help find the driver.

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Police say they brought in a person of  interest in the hit-and-run of a woman in Philadelphia.

Investigators say a surveillance video shows a taxi dragging the woman along a street in an apparent hit-and-run crash early Sunday morning in West Philadelphia.

Police were called to 48th Street and Osage Avenue shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday. They found the 23-year-old woman unconscious in the street with severe head injuries and broken bones, according to police.

She was rushed to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania for treatment where she was listed in critical condition.

Surveillance video of the crash shows a taxi with a large lit-up advertisement on top dragging the woman along the street.

Police didn't released the woman’s identity and as of Monday no update was given on her condition.

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On Monday police interviewed a taxi driver who they say is a person of interest. No charges have been filed at this time however.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information should contact Philadelphia Police.

 


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