Stolen SUV driver flees scene after crashing into another vehicle, pedestrian injured in North Philly

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Saturday, April 18, 2020
Woman injured, suspect sought in North Philly hit-and-run
A pedestrian was struck after a two-vehicle crash in North Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are searching for the driver of an SUV who fled the scene after crashing into another vehicle and injuring a pedestrian.

The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. Friday at 17th and Diamond streets in North Philadelphia.

Police said a man carjacked someone earlier and took off with the SUV.

A nearby pizza shop's surveillance camera captured the stolen SUV slamming into another vehicle.

The impact sent one of the vehicles careening into a 21-year-old woman as she was crossing the intersection.

Police said the stolen SUV driver then got out and fled the scene leaving the woman critically injured.

She was taken by emergency officials to Temple University Hospital.

Investigators are working to get a description of the suspect.