Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pedestrian struck on Walnut Street overpass dies

The pedestrian struck on an elevated section of Walnut Street Tuesday morning and thrown from the overpass has died.

The 27-year-old man was pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania just after 10 p.m. Tuesday, Philadelphia police said this morning.

The crash happened just before 10 a.m. Tuesday, when a Mercury Montego driving south on 30th Street at a high speed struck a Toyota Camry traveling west on Walnut Street, police said.

The pedestrian tried to get out of the way, but the Montego spun out of control, hitting a light pole and wall, and sending the pedestrian off the overpass and onto the ground 38 feet below.

The deceased man's name was not immediately released.

The 43-year-old male Montego driver remained hospitalized in critical condition this morning, and the 69-year-old man who was driving the Camry was in stable condition, police said.


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