PHILADELPHIA A 40-year-old man lying in the road at E and Ontario Streets in Kensington was struck and dragged several blocks early Monday by a taxicab that then sped from the scene, Philadelphia police said.
A witness told investigators he saw a man lying in the street unresponsive around 3:40 a.m. and tried to rouse him, police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little said.
As the witness reached for his cellphone to summon help, he saw a blue Chrysler 300 taxi with silver window trim turn right from E Street onto Ontario. He tried to stop the cab, but it ran over the man, dragging him a short distance before leaving, Little said.
The victim was in critical condition at Temple University Hospital with head trauma, Little said. His name was withheld pending notification of family.