Three of the four people who were struck by a van Saturday as they tried to cross Parkside Avenue near 49th Street in West Philadelphia have been released from area hospitals, a relative said Wednesday.
Allysha Holmes, 25, the daughter of Grammy-winning musician Clarence Holmes, was released from Presbyterian Hospital on Wednesday, according to D. Holmes, a family member. Clarence Holmes is also known as Ready Rock C, who performed with DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.
Monique Morris, 30, remained in critical condition at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center late Wednesday. Morris' son, Drew, 2, was released from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Saniah Holmes, 3, the other child injured, is Allysha Holmes' daughter; she was also released from Children's.
Accident Investigation District officials said over the weekend that a 1996 Dodge van, driven by a 78-year-old man, was trying to get around a double-parked car when it struck the pedestrians. The women and children had just left a birthday party for their paternal grandmother at the Parkview Banquet Inn and were walking toward their car when they were struck. Police have not identified the driver. - Suzette Parmley