Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Incident at Philadelphia-Montgomery County Border

A tragic hit-and-run incident claimed the life of a pedestrian at the Philadelphia-Montgomery County border on Tuesday night. The victim, identified as 47-year-old Toby Maurice Bryant, was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. Despite the driver briefly stopping to assess the situation, they callously chose to drive away. The incident occurred on Ogontz Avenue, near 79th Avenue in West Oak Lane.

Chief Inspector Scott Small of the Philadelphia Police Department described the horrifying scene, stating that the vehicle appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed when it collided with Bryant. The impact was so severe that the victim’s body was dragged approximately 30 to 40 feet in a northbound direction. The force of the collision even caused Bryant to be knocked out of his footwear.

According to police, a witness who was a friend of the victim observed the entire incident. The witness reported that after the driver exited the vehicle, they promptly fled the scene, heading northbound towards Cheltenham Avenue. Authorities discovered fragments of the silver-colored car at the site of the incident.

While the video footage obtained by investigators did not provide a clear view of the car’s make and model, it did confirm that it was a light-colored sedan. The witness, who spoke to the police, confidently stated that the vehicle was white. Police believe that the car may have sustained damage on the driver’s side, both at the front and along the side.

Efforts are underway to gather more information and obtain a more detailed description of the vehicle involved. Anyone with relevant information is urged to contact the Philadelphia Police Department at 215-685-3184.

Author: CrimeDoor

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