Police: 61-year-old man in wheelchair dies after being struck by vehicle in Northeast Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA - A man has died after he was hit by a car while crossing the street in North Philadelphia, police say.
According to officials, the incident occurred on Thursday night around 9:30 p.m. on the 8900 block of Frankford Avenue.
Officials say the driver of a 2022 Jeep was going northbound on Frankford Avenue as the light was green.
At the same time, 61-year-old Thomas Conway, who uses a wheelchair, entered the road, authorities say.
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The driver of the Jeep was unable to swerve out of the way, striking Conway, according to officials.
Authorities say the man was transported to Frankford-Torresdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead early Friday at 1:23 a.m.
The driver of the Jeep remained on scene for police to arrive, investigators say.
The investigation is ongoing and active, per police.