A 45-year-old pizza deliveryman was gravely injured by a hit-and-run driver Thursday afternoon in North Philadelphia, police said.
The victim was about to leave the shop at Whitaker and Wyoming Avenues, on the border of the Juniata Park and Feltonville neighborhoods, about 4:25 p.m. when a black sedan veered slightly to the right and crushed him against his delivery car, said Officer Paul Busch of Accident Investigations. The man is expected to be removed from life support at Temple University Hospital.
The striking vehicle, possibly an older Lincoln LS, was last seen continuing north on Whitaker. The incident was caught on video, and just before the victim was hit, a hand or light-colored object could be seen suddenly appearing out the rear passenger window in his direction, Busch said.
The video can be viewed at http://bit.ly/11Xv7fC. - Robert Moran