19-year-old woman critically injured in Nicetown hit-and-run

     Surveillance footage of the vehicle believed to be involved in the hit-and-run of a 21-year-old woman on Friday. (Courtesy of PPD)

    Surveillance footage of the vehicle believed to be involved in the hit-and-run of a 21-year-old woman on Friday. (Courtesy of PPD)

    A 19-year-old woman was critically injured Friday night when she was struck by a vehicle in the bike lane near Clarissa and Brunner streets in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia.

    According to police, officers responded to the scene just before 11 p.m. A witness reported that she saw the victim walking northbound on Clarissa Street when she “heard a loud bang … ran to the corner and [saw] the victim lying on the ground.”

    “I went across the street to see how she was doing,” that witness, Margaret Boggs, told NBC10. “From what I could see she wasn’t breathing.”

    The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition. Police released surveillance photos of the vehicle, which fled northbound in the direction of Roosevelt Boulevard and Germantown. 

    Investigators, who are reviewing video from the scene, said the car was likely a Dodge Avenger.Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Accident Investigation Division at (215) 685-3180 or the tipsline at (215) 686-TIPS, text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or send it in via the department’s website.

    Correction: The initial version of this story had the victim’s incorrect age.

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