Uber Driver Strikes, Kills Woman Crossing Middle of Philadelphia Street: Police

An Uber driver struck and killed a woman moments after he dropped off passengers early Wednesday.

Philadelphia Police received numerous 911 calls around 1:20 a.m. about a car striking a woman along Cecil B. Moore Avenue near Ridge Avenue in North Philadelphia, said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

“They found a female laying in the middle of the street suffering from extreme trauma to her head,” said Small.

Medics rushed the unidentified 56-year-old woman to Hahnemann Hospital where she died a short time later.

The woman – who had no identification on her – had just left a deli and was crossing the road in the middle of the street when she was struck by a westbound 2016 Honda, said Small. the 34-year-old Uber driver tried to swerve and wasn't impaired, said police.

“He had just dropped off several passengers prior to being involved in this auto accident,” said Small.

Small said it was pretty clear what happened but that surveillance cameras could help the investigation.

“(She) walked into oncoming traffic,” said Small.

Uber said it was aware of the deadly wreck.

"Our hearts go out to the victim," said a statement from Uber. "We are cooperating with authorities to assist in their investigation."

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