What to Know
- A man was badly hurt after being struck by a pickup truck along Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia Wednesday night.
- The pickup driver hit the man after turning onto the Boulevard from Pratt Street, investigators said.
- The Ford pickup involved is either silver or gray with black on the side, police said.
An unidentified man is fighting for his life after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Northeast Philadelphia Wednesday night.
The man, who police say appears to be in his 30s, was crossing the street on Roosevelt Boulevard near Pratt Street shortly before 8 p.m. when he was struck by a pickup truck that then fled the scene.
The man, who police called a John Doe, was taken to the hospital where he was listed in extremely critical condition with head trauma and a broken leg.
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An initial investigation found that the driver turned left onto the Boulevard from Pratt Street and then struck the man as he was walking in the middle of the road.
The impact threw the man about 20 feet into a guardrail, police said.
Parts of the vehicle were found at the scene, according to investigators. Police described it as a silver or gray with black on the side Ford pickup truck.
If you have any information on the crash, please call Philadelphia Police.