Woman killed on Boulevard sidewalk was Northeast Philly mom

Fatal Pedestrians Struck
Police talk with witnesses to the fatal accident on the Roosevelt Blvd., south of Woodward St. in Northeast Philadelphia, where a woman and a child were struck by a vehicle as they walked along the sidewalk of the southbound lanes of the Roosevelt Blvd. on Monday. (Joseph Kaczmarek / For the Inquirer and Daily News)

The Medical Examiner's Office has identified the pedestrian killed Monday when a car jumped the sidewalk along Roosevelt Boulevard as Theresa Drobish, 44, of Northeast Philadelphia.

Drobish was pushing her 4-year-old son in a stroller near Woodward Street when a Toyota Camry, apparently forced off the road by a Ryder truck, veered onto the sidewalk and hit them. The Camry's driver remained at the scene, but the Ryder truck driver never stopped. Drobish died on the scene just before 3 p.m. Her son, whose name wasn't released, remained in stable condition today at St. Christopher's Hospital, police spokeswoman Officer Jillian Russell said. No criminal charges are expected.

Jeff Moran, spokesman for the Medical Examiner's Office, said Drobish died of multiple blunt impact injuries. The manner of death was listed as accidental, he added.

Drobish was at least the second pedestrian killed by a motorist on the boulevard this year. A 28-year-old pregnant woman died after she was hit near Faunce Street, about a mile and a half from where Drobish died, in April. The police department couldn't immediately provide statistics today on boulevard wrecks or deaths involving pedestrians.

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