News: Police release details about vehicle that fatally struck woman in Cheltenham

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CHELTENHAM, PA – New information has been revealed about the vehicle that left the scene after a woman was struck and killed in Cheltenham last month, according to WPVI.

The victim, identified as 30-year-old Shanna Hurdle, was hit near the intersection of Cheltenham Avenue and Ogontz Avenue at about 8:13 p.m. on Sept. 27.

Cheltenham police now say that the vehicle that hit her was a white 2020 GMC Arcadia with Louisiana license plate N53-8540.  Some pieces of the car were found at the scene and the front end was clearly damaged, police said.

The vehicle was last seen in the Cedarbrook section of Philadelphia in the vicinity of Fayette Street and East Sedgwick Street. Residents were asked to take a look at their surveillance cameras to find any footage that might yield additional clues about what happened.

Kevin Bloodsaw, Hurdle’s brother, told a reporter that she had just returned from the Dominican Republic and was quoted as saying, “She was magnetic. She was fierce. She was bold. She was courageous. We just miss her so much. We’re dying on the inside.”

Family members urged the driver to turn themselves in.

Dangerous Philadelphia intersections

Hit-and-run accidents have been a chronic problem in the Philadelphia area in recent years, with WCAU reporting that Philadelphia police took reports for almost 29,000 hit-and-runs at 26,000 different locations in 2017 and 2018.  Pedestrians are the most likely to be struck and killed in hit-and-run accidents, and Roosevelt Boulevard’s intersections with Bustleton and Cottman Avenues are particular hot spots for these types of collisions.  Furthermore, six of the cross streets with Bustleton Avenue were featured in a list of Philadelphia’s 150 most dangerous intersections in a 2015 report cited by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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