Man charged in South Philadelphia hit-and-run

- Police say a man has been arrested and charged in connection with a hit-and-run in South Philadelphia. 

The incident occurred on 21st and Jackson Streets Friday around 8:30 p.m.

Police say a 2002 Toyota Sienna was traveling southbound on 21st Street when it struck a 1997 Toyota Avalon, which was traveling westbound on Jackson Street.

According to authorities, the Avalon then went onto the curb and struck three pedestrians who were standing on the southwest corner of 21st and Jackson Streets. A 40-year-old female pedestrian was taken to Penn-Presbyterian Hospital with massive head trauma and was pronounced at 8:46 p.m.

The driver of the Avalon then fled the scene of the crash before striking a 2003 Toyota, which was a parked, unattended vehicle, according to police.

Investigators say the driver of the Avalon abandoned his vehicle at Lambert Street and Snyder Avenue, then went home and told a family member that he had just been involved in an accident.

His family member then called 911.

Officers responded to the driver’s residence and placed him into custody without incident.

The occupants of the Sienna were taken to Jefferson Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, while no injuries were reported by the driver of the Avalon and his passenger.

Two pedestrians, a 2-year-old boy and a 45-year-old male, were taken to Jefferson Hospital for minor injuries.

Police say 34 -year-old George McGoldrick has been charged with the following: Involuntary Manslaughter, Homicide by Vehicle, Homicide by Vehicle-DUI, Accident Involving Death, Accident Involving Death-No License, DUI, Simple Assault, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.  

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