Woman killed, son hurt in Blvd. crash

A 44-year-old wo­man was killed and her 4-year-old son in­jured Monday when they were struck by a car that jumped a curb along Roosevelt Boulevard.

The ac­ci­dent oc­curred at about 2:44 p.m. on the south­bound side of the Boulevard near Strahle Street, said Of­ficer Jill­ian Rus­sell, a Phil­adelphia po­lice spokes­wo­man.

A 1998 Toyota Camry was trav­el­ing in the south­bound out­er lanes when the op­er­at­or swerved the car to avoid a mov­ing van and lost con­trol. The Toyota jumped the curb and struck the two ped­es­tri­ans, who were on the side­walk.

The wo­man suffered trau­mat­ic in­jur­ies to her head and torso and was pro­nounced dead at the scene. The boy was taken to St. Chris­toph­er’s Hos­pit­al for Chil­dren, treated and lis­ted in stable con­di­tion.

Po­lice did not re­lease the names of either vic­tim. As a policy, the de­part­ment’s me­dia re­la­tions of­fice does not re­lease the names of ac­ci­dent vic­tims without their fam­ily’s con­sent.

The op­er­at­or of the Toyota re­mained at the scene un­til au­thor­it­ies ar­rived, but the van and its op­er­at­or did not. No crim­in­al charges have been filed. The case re­mains un­der in­vest­ig­a­tion. ••

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