Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cops release photo, video in hit-run that injured off-duty officer

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Surveillance video of the car, possibly a black or dark-colored Ford Taurus, believed to be involved in a hit-and-run that injured a Philadelphia police officer.
Surveillance video of the car, possibly a black or dark-colored Ford Taurus, believed to be involved in a hit-and-run that injured a Philadelphia police officer.

An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was injured in a hit-and-run crash in Kensington.

Police said the officer was struck when he was walking on the 2300 block of East Cumberland Street shortly after 2 a.m.

He was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital in critical but stable condition for treatment. Police said the officer suffered a deep laceration on his head.

The driver of the vehicle that hit the officer has not been located. 

More coverage
  • WATCH: Video of vehicle
  • Police said the striking vehicle is believed to be a black or dark-colored 2010 Ford Taurus. The car is missing its passenger-side windshield wiper and may have a dented hood and damage to the passenger-side windshield.

    (Watch surveillance video of the vehicle)

    The car was last seen driving east on Cumberland Street toward Aramingo Avenue.

    Anyone who has information can call police at 215-686-4877 (TIPS) or send a text message to 773847.


    Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or ebabay@philly.com. Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

    Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443; BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

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