Philadelphia Police have nabbed the man they believe was under the influence when he struck and killed a bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident early Sunday morning.
Police arrested 39-year-old Manuel Albandoz Monday.
Albandoz is facing involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle, DUI and other charges. He allegedly hit and killed a woman riding her bicycle in the Frankford section of the city early Sunday morning, said police.
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The hit and run crash happened near the intersection of Torresdale and Adams Avenues around 12:30 a.m.
Celina Langan of the 6100 block of Tulip Street was riding her bike when the driver of a 1999 Ford Taurus hit her, authorities said.
The 24-year-old woman was taken to Hahnemann Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Nancy Nelson said she could hear the incident from inside her home.
“He was going fast. I said to my mother ‘somebody got hit’ and I came out expecting to help who ever was in the car and he [the driver] took off,” Nelson said.
“I did not know she was laying there until I happened to see her.”
Police recovered the car involved in the hit-and-run in a fenced parking lot in the 2100 block of Gillingham Street.
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