Woman, 69, in critical condition after hit-and-run on Roosevelt Boulevard

The search is on for a suspected hit and run driver who struck and critically injured a woman in Philadelphia’s Rhawnhurst neighborhood late Wednesday night.

Philadelphia police responded to a report of a person struck by a vehicle at Cottman Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard just after 10:30 p.m.

Officers found the 69-year-old victim on the ground and unresponsive, suffering from a severe head injury. She was rushed to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital where she was listed in extremely critical condition.

Witnesses tell police the woman was walking in a southbound lane near the median when she was hit, and the driver fled the scene.

The impact was so strong the victim was knocked out of her shoes and over a nearby fence.

No speed cameras are posted on the stretch of Roosevelt Boulevard, but police have video surveillance footage that is still under review. 

Investigators are looking for a dark-colored car and say they have recovered a rearview mirror at the scene.

Police are urging the driver to turn themselves in.