Police investigate Range Rover possibly involved in Northeast Philadelphia hit-and-run

Police say vehicle parts recovered at the scene match a 2012 to 2019 Range Rover Evoque.

Monday, August 22, 2022
Bicyclist critically injured in hit-and-run; vehicle possibly found
A man is in critical condition after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Northeast Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police say they may have located the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a bicyclist seriously injured.

A Range Rover matching the description of the striking vehicle was found in the 2400 block of Faunce Street, investigators said Monday afternoon.

Investigators from the Accident Investigation Division say the damage to this vehicle is consistent with the hit-and-run, and all indications are this is the vehicle involved.

The crash happened just before 1 a.m. Monday at Bustleton and Cottman avenues.

Police say the 42-year-old male bicyclist and his girlfriend were riding southbound in the northbound lanes on Bustleton Avenue.

That's when a driver traveling northbound struck the man and kept going.

The impact caused the man to be ejected from his bike. Police say the bike was split in half.

He was taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital in critical condition.

Police say his girlfriend was not hurt, though earlier reports had said she suffered minor injuries.

According to investigators, vehicle parts recovered from the scene matched a 2012 to 2019 Range Rover Evoque.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Accident Investigation Division at 215-685-3184.