Four men struck by SUV outside Redz Bar

The night didn’t turn out as four men ex­pec­ted after they left a North­east bar and grill at clos­ing time early last Sunday. A mo­tor­ist in a sport-util­ity vehicle ran them down in a busy strip mall park­ing lot.

The un­known driver fled the scene and may have struck the vic­tims in­ten­tion­ally, ac­cord­ing to broad­cast re­ports that cited un­named po­lice sources. The Phil­adelphia Po­lice De­part­ment had not re­leased an of­fi­cial re­port on the case at press time.

It happened in the park­ing lot of the Pennypack Shop­ping Cen­ter on the 8200 block of Roosevelt Blvd. at about 2:30 a.m. The four vic­tims, who are in their 20s, had just left Redz Bar and Grill when a dark Chevy Trail­blazer or GMC En­voy struck them, then fled the scene. Wit­nesses re­portedly told po­lice that the mo­tor­ist pre­vi­ously ex­ited the park­ing lot, drove around the block and re-entered the lot be­fore strik­ing the ped­es­tri­ans.

One of the vic­tims, 28, suffered a broken leg and was lis­ted in crit­ic­al con­di­tion at Temple Uni­versity Hos­pit­al, po­lice said. An­oth­er suffered a pos­sible broken wrist, while a third suffered cuts and bruises. They both were treated at area hos­pit­als and re­leased. In­form­a­tion about the con­di­tion of a fourth vic­tim was not avail­able. ••

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