Mother Dies, Boy Hurt After Being Hit on the Boulevard - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Mother Dies, Boy Hurt After Being Hit on the Boulevard

Woman struck while walking on Roosevelt Boulevard Monday died of her injuries, police say



    Mom Killed, Son Injured While Taking a Walk

    A driver was trying to avoid hitting a truck that cut her off when she hopped a curb, striking and killing the 44-year-old woman on Roosevelt Boulevard in the Bustleton section of the city. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011)

    A car hit a mother and her child walking on a sidewalk on Roosevelt Boulevard Monday afternoon, police say. The 44-year-old mother died.

    Police confirm that the unidentified mother of three died from her injuries and her 4-year-old son was hospitalized at St. Christopher’s Hospital in stable condition.

    The accident occurred at about 2:40 Monday, closing several lanes in the Pennypack Park area of Roosevelt Boulevard.

    Police confirmed what a witness told NBC Philadelphia: A moving truck possibly cut off a Toyota Camry, which forced the driver of the Camry to jump the curb of a very narrow sidewalk along the southbound side of Roosevelt Boulevard near Strahle Street striking the mother and son.

    Deadly Crash on the Boulevard

    [PHI] Deadly Crash on the Boulevard
    A mother is killed and her young son injured when a car jumps the curb and crashes into them on Roosevelt Boulevard, police say.
    (Published Monday, Sept. 26, 2011)

    The driver of the car stopped and was noticeably overcome by emotion following the wreck.

    Police weren't actively looking for the truck that allegedly pulled in front of the driver of the Camry because they believed the driver of the car possibly just panicked and wasn't forced to the curb, according to authorities.

    The victim of the accident was remembered by her priest as a wonderful family woman.

    Deadly Accident on the Boulevard

    [PHI] Deadly Accident on the Boulevard
    A driver jumped the curb and allegedly struck a mother and her son. The child survived but the mother was killed, cops say.
    (Published Monday, Sept. 26, 2011)

    “Great mom, three sons -- kind of person who would always smile and her smile would make you smile,” Rev. Stephen Siniari of St. Stephen Orthodox Cathedral said.

    “It’s a big loss not only to the family, but the entire orthodox community in Philadelphia and we’re gonna miss her.”

    The southbound lanes of the boulevard were reopened shortly after 6 p.m. Monday.

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