Driver hits 2 people, multiple cars & fatally strikes pedestrian before abandoning car in North Philly

Dan Smith

A 2005 Ford Mustang driver struck multiple people before abandoning the car in North Philadelphia, killing one, police said.

The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating a case involving a driver accused of hitting multiple people and vehicles in North Philadelphia.

The incidents occurred in multiple areas on Monday, police said.

Authorities say the driver of a 2005 silver or blue Ford Mustang was driving recklessly and crashed into a 51-year-old man riding an electric scooter on Sugarhouse Drive at Rivers Casino. Doctors took the man to Jefferson Hospital, where he is in stable condition, police said.

After hitting the 51-year-old man with his scooter, the Mustang circled a valet parking area and crashed into a red 2010 Toyota Prius, a 2022 silver Toyota Camry and a 2006 gray Nissan Pathfinder, police said.

A 48-year-old woman suffered minor injuries in the crash, officials said.

Police said the Mustang fled south on Delaware Avenue before hitting a 53-year-old pedestrian bicyclist near Broad and Spring Garden streets.

The cyclist was taken to Jefferson University Hospital and listed in stable condition.

After hitting a cyclist, the Mustang driver fled north on Broad Street and hit a pedestrian standing at the intersection of Broad Street and Lehigh Avenue, police said.

The driver fled the scene and took the 22-year-old pedestrian to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:36 pm.

Authorities later identified the walker as Roland Darrell White of East Germantown.

Police said the Mustang was found unattended on Broad Street and Indiana Avenue after the fatal crash.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing and active, according to the Philadelphia Police Department.

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