March 29, 2011 - Philadelphia, PA - Police continue to investigate the case of a 4-year-old victim of a March 18 Philadelphia hit and run accident.
ABC 6 Action News reports that the accident took place around 8:20 a.m. Friday when the child was on the roadside of the 1600 block of Pratt Street in Philly's Frankford section. Surveillance cameras on a nearby structure captured video footage of a silver Lincoln Town Car striking the toddler and pausing for a few seconds before speeding away.
The suspected vehicle is believed to be a 2004 model, silver with tinted rear windows and tinted sunroof. It may be marked with lettering of a limousine service or service vehicle and the license plate is believed to start with the letters "LM."
After the Philadelphia hit and run, several other vehicles continued to pass the scene until paramedics were finally called to the victim's aid. The boy was rushed to St. Christopher's Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
Police are still investigating the incident and ask anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspect vehicle to contact them at 215-685-3180 or by submitting a tip anonymously at www.phillypolice.com.
Pratt Street is a notorious shortcut between Roosevelt Boulevard and I-95 that has concerned residents for years. The same security camera that captured the Philadelphia hit and run also observed many other vehicles speeding through the intersection, in many cases barely pausing at the stop sign at the end of the road near the victim's home.
Philadelphia hit and run accidents are often difficult to handle alone when you or a loved one has suffered serious injury because of another's negligence. For help in recovering from the damages you incur from this type of serious accident, contact a Philadelphia car accident attorney.
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