Friday, November 27, 2015

Woman critical after hit-run in Elkins Park


Cheltenham Township police are seeking the driver of a car that struck and critically injured a 55-year-old Elkins Park woman last night.

Police say they received a 911 call about 8:40 p.m. Sunday about a pedstrian struck on the 8200 block of Ogontz Avenue near a SEPTA bus loop. 

An arriving officer learned the victim had been crossing the street with other family members when she was struck by possibly a Nissan Altima or Maxima driving southbound. The car was described as a late model dark gray sedan.

The driver did not stop and was last seen traveling west on Cheltenham Avenue.

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  • Police say the car had front end damage as well as a missing passenger side mirror that was ripped off in the collision.

    The victim, who lives on the 6200 block of N. 15th St, Philadelphia, was taken to Abington Memorial Hospital where she was in critical condition as of this morning.

    Anyone with any additional information is asked to call Cheltenham Township Police Officer Joseph Morrissey at 215-885-1600 x 476; or, the anonymous tip line at (215) 885-1600 x777.

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