Pedestrian struck by car in Parkside

A woman in her 20s was hit by a car and critically injured in Parkside shortly after 4:30 p.m. today, police said. The victim, whose name was not released, was struck near 51st Street and Parkside Avenue.

She was admitted to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition, said Sgt. Larry Ritchie of the police Accident Investigation Division. Ritchie said it was unclear how the accident occurred. The driver of the striking vehicle stayed at the scene, he noted.