Saturday, February 13, 2016

Police seeking two hit-and-run drivers

Police are seeking information in two separate hit-and-runs this weekend that left a 2-year-old dead and two boys riding a bicycle in the hospital.

Police seeking two hit-and-run drivers


Two boys on a bicycle who were struck by a hit-and-run driver Sunday night in Frankford were listed in stable condition Monday, according to police. Meanwhile, a reward has been offered for the arrest of that hit-and-run driver as well as one who killed a 2-year-old boy Saturday night in South Philadelphia.

Around 7:30 p.m. Sunday on Herbert Street near Large, two boys, 11 and 13, were riding on the same bicycle when they were hit by the driver of a black Dodge Charger who fled the scene, police said. Both boys were listed in stable condition at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Monday, according to police.

Derrick Martinez, 2, was not so lucky. His life was taken by the driver of a silver Mercedes Benz at 8:30 p.m. Saturday as he and his mother crossed Washington Avenue near 6th Street. His mother survived crash.

The Citizen’s Crime Commission is now offering $2,500 rewards in both cases for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible. Tipsters can call 215-546-TIPS.

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