Philadelphia police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who they say got out of his car and looked at the victim before driving off Monday night. Medics took the unidentified victim to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in critical condition, and he died within an hour, police said.
The hit-and-run happened at 9:53 p.m. at Seventh and Callowhill Streets, near the Vine Street Expressway. The driver, described as a Hispanic man with short black hair, was driving a gold Honda Accord westbound on Callowhill and the victim was trying to cross the street, police said.
After striking the victim and returning to his car, the driver turned onto Eighth Street and traveled south, police said.
The car has tinted windows, police said. The passenger-side front fender, windshield and mirror are damaged, they said, and the passenger side rear-view mirror was recovered at the scene.
The driver will face criminal charges when found, police said. In Pennsylvania, a fatal hit-and-run is a felony punishable by up to six years in state prison.
Meanwhile, police also were still looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a man March 18 in North Philadelphia. Derrick Drayton, 63, of the 2700 block of North Hemberger Street in the Swampoodle section of North Philadelphia, was killed at 11:09 p.m. when he was struck by a Kia Optima in the 2300 block of West Hunting Park Avenue in Nicetown.
The eastbound car’s windshield on the passenger side was damaged, and possibly the hood and fender as well, police said.