Police say Sharif Street Jr. was arrested on January 29, 2024, months after the crash on August 13, 2023.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The son of Pennsylvania State Senator Sharif Street has been arrested for a hit-and-run that injured a 14-year-old girl.
Police say Sharif Street Jr. was taken into custody on January 29, 2024, months after the crash on August 13, 2023, on North Broad near Erie Avenue in the city's Hunting Park section.
According to court records, surveillance video captured Street Jr. hitting the 14-year-old girl while driving a white Nissan Altima. The vehicle stopped for nearly a minute and then sped off.
The girl, who was walking to church, suffered bruises and a concussion but survived.
A witness was also able to capture the license plate of the vehicle.
A police investigation ensued and officers were able to determine the vehicle belonged to Street Jr.
He was pulled over a few weeks after the accident and his vehicle was seized as part of the investigation.
Detectives also then requested cell phone data and determined that a phone associated with the suspect was in the area during the time of the accident, court records say.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Street Jr. told police he was visiting family in Atlantic City at the time and claimed he'd rented the vehicle to a male.
Street had no comment when he was reached by phone. He's charged with aggravated assault by vehicle, accidents involving death or injury and other related charges.
He turned himself in to police last month and remains out on bail.
Last month at Mayor Cherelle Parker's inauguration, Street Jr. was charged with disorderly conduct for a fight when he was allegedly denied entry into The Met in North Philadelphia, where the event was happening.
Street Jr. works as a special assistant in the office of City Councilmember At-Large Jim Harrity, and according to the city he is still employed.
"I am aware of allegations against a staffer. All people are innocent until proven guilty and it is my hope that this process plays out fairly within the criminal justice system. All people are afforded due process of law when they are charged with a crime and that should not necessarily be reflective of their character or employment until a verdict is rendered," said Harrity's office in a statement.
Repeated calls to State Senator Street for comment have not been returned.