Northeast Times

Driver sought in hit-and-run

Po­lice are look­ing for a hit-and-run driver who struck a bi­cyc­list early on Nov. 21 on the 500 block of Al­bur­ger Ave. in Bustleton,

A dark mid-sized SUV, either a Ford or Chev­ro­let, hit the cyc­list at about 4:38 a.m., but the driver did not stop and, in­stead, fled east on Al­bur­ger and then south on Ver­ree Road, po­lice said.

The vic­tim’s pel­vis and sev­er­al ribs were broken when he was knocked off his bike. Po­lice said the bi­cycle be­came stuck un­der the SUV and fell off near Ver­ree Road and Bloom­field Av­en­ue.

The vehicle might have me­di­um to heavy front-end dam­age.

Po­lice de­scribed the vic­tim as an older man who was not from the neigh­bor­hood. He was taken to Aria Health’s Tor­res­dale cam­pus for treat­ment.

Any­one with in­form­a­tion about the ac­ci­dent or who has spot­ted a dark SUV with front-end dam­age should call the Phil­adelphia Po­lice De­part­ment’s ac­ci­dent in­vest­ig­a­tion di­vi­sion at 215-685-3180 or 3181. ••

You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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