Temple U Student Struck in Hit-and-Run Near Campus

UPDATE: Family members have identified the Temple University student critically injured in the hit-and-run crash. And police have recovered the striking vehicle.

A Temple University student is fighting for her life after she was struck in a hit-and-run crash near the school's campus in North Philadelphia Wednesday.

The 22-year-old student from Mullica Hill, New Jersey was riding her bicycle at the intersection of Park Avenue and Diamond Street around 7:25 p.m. when she was struck by a vehicle. The impact threw her off the bike and she landed on the street.

Witnesses told NBC10 the male driver tried to stop at first but was told to flee by the passenger. The car then drove west on Diamond Street and then northbound on Broad Street.

The woman, who police say was not wearing a helmet, suffered a fractured leg and head injuries. She was taken to Temple University Hospital where she is currently in extremely critical condition.

Investigators say the hit-and-run was captured on surveillance video.

The vehicle is described as a silver 2007-2009 Mitsubishi Galant with all black tires and damage to the passenger-side windshield. Police also say three men were in the car though they have not yet released a detailed description of them.

If you have any information about the incident, please call Philadelphia Police.

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