Nutter stops, offers assistance at accident scene

On his way to work Thursday morning, Mayor Michael Nutter came to the aid of an accident victim in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park.


Nutter said he saw the cyclist sprawled out on the Martin Luther King Drive, stopped his car and went to offer assistance.

“He was bleeding and in a lot of pain. I got out of the car, called 911,” Nutter said. “They said they had received other calls. I just said, ‘The citizen is in very bad shape, can you get here. It was MLK and the Sweet Briar cutoff.”

Nutter said he also spoke to the driver of the car that struck the cyclist.

“The young lady who hit him, she was crying, she was upset, she was really worried about the gentleman,” Nutter said. “I just tried to comfort her as, well, clearly, this was an accident, she just never saw him.”

The mayor says he’s not sure if the cyclist knew who was helping out.

The injured cyclist was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Published reports say both his legs were broken.

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