News: Police release details about vehicle involved in deadly hit-and-run

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Police have provided additional information about the vehicle they are looking for in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Philadelphia last week.

This is an update to a previous story.

CBS Philly reported that Philadelphia police have released images of the vehicle that struck and killed 52-year-old Ralphi Rosario on West Hunting Park Avenue at about 10:12 p.m. Wednesday. Rosario was walking across the street to a food truck when he was hit.

Investigators said Saturday that the car they are looking for is a 2005 to 2010 Chrysler 300 with two-tone gray doors and fenders. It has a black hood, roof and trunk lid, and also has tinted windows.  The right rear tire is either missing a hubcap or riding on a spare tire, police said.

Authorities believe that after the crash, the driver circled around the block, went back to the scene and then took off. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Philadelphia police.

Dangerous Philadelphia intersections

With so many pedestrians on the streets in a densely populated city like Philadelphia, there is a constant risk that they will be the victims of serious injuries and traffic fatalities. According to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, a Philadelphian is involved in a traffic crash every five hours. And the risk is highest at certain intersections that have become known as danger zones.

As part of its efforts to support the Vision Zero initiative aimed at making the city’s streets safer, the BCGP released a list of the most dangerous intersections in Philadelphia for pedestrians based on crash statistics from 2009 to 2013. Here are their findings, along with the number of crashes that occurred in those intersections within the four-year window:

  1. Fifth Street and Olney Avenue (19)
  2. Broad Street and Race Street (17)
  3. Broad Street and Girard Avenue (16)
  4. Cottman Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard (16)
  5. Broad Street and Olney Avenue (16)
  6. Broad Street and Lehigh Avenue (16)
  7. Market Street and 40th Street (15)
  8. Market Street and 11th Street (14)
  9. Chelten Avenue and Wayne Avenue (13)
  10. Market Street and 12th Street (13)
  11. Cobbs Creek, Market Street, and 63rd Street (13)
  12. Cecil B. Moore Avenue and Broad Street (13)

If you are hit by any type of vehicle while walking, be sure to contact one of the experienced Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky to begin to build your case and hopefully earn the compensation that you will need. There is a far higher likelihood of justice being done following an accident if a personal injury lawyer is involved. Contact us today to find out how we can help. Call (215) 735-4800 or fill out our online form to get started with a free case evaluation.