Bicyclist dies of injuries after hit-and-run near home in Upper Holmesburg


A bi­cyc­list from Up­per Holmes­burg died Sunday, six days after be­ing struck by a hit-and-run mo­tor­ist sev­er­al blocks from his home.

Mi­chael Richard­son, 45, of the 4400 block of Car­withan St., suffered massive head trauma in the crash and was ad­mit­ted to Aria Health-Tor­res­dale, where he died at 8:39 p.m. Sunday, said Of­ficer Tan­ya Little, a Phil­adelphia po­lice spokes­wo­man.

The crash oc­curred May 28 at about 11 p.m. on the 8800 block of Tor­res­dale Ave. The vehicle un­der­cut Richard­son, who tumbled onto the hood, then to the as­phalt, Little said. The vehicle mangled the bi­cycle and dragged it a short dis­tance.

The vehicle fled in an un­known dir­ec­tion, Little said. Po­lice have not re­leased a de­scrip­tion of the vehicle or the driver. There have been no ar­rests.

WPVI-TV has re­por­ted that po­lice on May 29 re­covered a vehicle that may have been in­volved in the crash. It was parked un­at­ten­ded on the 4500 block of En­field Ave., a tree-lined street about sev­en blocks from the crash site. ••


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