PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A woman was critically injured when she was hit by a vehicle that was pulling out of a church parking lot, according to Philadelphia police.
The incident happened on Sunday at about 8:05 p.m. in the 11000 block of Knights Road in Philadelphia's Torresdale section.
According to police, an unknown vehicle was pulling out of the parking lot at Our Lady of Calvary church when the person driving failed to stop and hit the female pedestrian.
"I was surprised to hear it last night," said Tony Fairburn, who lives across the street from where the woman was hit. "But overall it doesn't surprise me. It happens all the time."
It was dark and rainy when the woman was hit. It's unclear if the driver saw the woman. Police have obtained surveillance video of the incident, which is being analyzed.
According to a statement from Kenneth Gavin, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the woman was a longtime parishioner of the church and was waiting for a ride home from Mass.
The driver then left the scene, police said.
The woman was taken to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital where she was placed in critical condition.
"The parish is working in cooperation with the Philadelphia Police Department as it investigates this matter and has asked all to join in prayer for the person who was injured," the statement said.
6abc reached out to family members who said she has been unable to speak.
Anyone who has any information about the driver or the crash is asked to call police.