Police: Man dies after being struck by 2 cars in Southwest Philadelphia; second driver sought

Philadelphia police are searching for the driver of a car that hit a pedestrian who later died in Southwest Philadelphia. 

Authorities say officers with the 12th District responded to the intersection of Island and Woodland Avenues just after 2 a.m. 

According to police, when officers and medics arrived on scene, they found a 27-year-old man lying on Island Avenue with severe trauma to his body. 

Chief Inspector Scott Small said that Medics pronounced him dead on the scene at 2:13 a.m.


Law enforcement officials say a 2020 Nissan was traveling south on Cobbs Creek parkway, crossing onto Woodland Avenue, when it struck the man, launching him into the northbound lanes of Island Avenue, where he was then struck by another vehicle. 

Small says the driver of the Nissan stayed on scene and the other driver fled.

According to investigators, there is no current description of the second car that struck the man but an investigation is underway.