Deputy Mayor for Philadelphia’s Commission of Aging Office Debrah Merlin is in Hahnemann University Hospital today after being struck by a car.

    Action News reports that a spokesperson for Mayor Nutter has confirmed it was Merlin who was struck while crossing eastbound at Chestnut and 18th streets around 5:30 last night.

    The driver who struck Merlin did stop at the scene. Merlin is in critical condition.

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