Driver accused of fatally striking man, 70, in University City hit-and-run sought, officials say

Police are investigating a crash that killed a 70-year-old man after he was struck by a car. 

According to police, the crash occurred on March 8, just before 8 p.m., at the intersection of Civic Center Boulevard and University Avenue. 

Authorities say a silver or gray SUV hit a 70-year-old man. 

The driver of the vehicle got out of his car and saw the 70-year-old on the ground before he got back into his car and left the area going south on University Avenue, officials say. 


Police say the victim was transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition. The man succumbed to his injuries and died the following day.

Authorities say they are searching for a silver or gray 2006 to 2010 Ford Explorer with a Delaware tag. 

A part of the right/passenger side of the bumper and fog light was recovered from the scene, officials say. 

According to police, the vehicle was last seen going toward the I-76 E ramp from University City Avenue. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Philadelphia Police Department at 215-686-8477 or submit a tip here.