Bicyclist ID'd in fatal NE Phila. hit-and-run

June 6, 2012 5:49:39 PM PDT
Police have ID'd the bicyclist who was fatally struck in a hit-and-run last week in Northeast Philadelphia.

Officials say 45-year-old Michael Eichardson of the 4400 block of Carwithan Street passed away Sunday night at Aria-Torresdale Hospital.

Police say it was around 11:00 p.m. on May 28th when Eichardson was riding his bike and was struck by a vehicle on the southbound lanes of Torresdale Avenue near Megargee Street.

Investigators say the driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene following the incident, leaving Eichardson critically injured in the street.

The accident occurred only four blocks from his home.

The search for the driver of the striking vehicle continues.