Uber driver strikes, kills pedestrian in Philly


A woman is dead after an Uber driver struck and killed her as she tried to cross the street in North Philadelphia early Wednesday.

Police said the unidentified woman, believed to be in her 40s or 50s,had just left a deli on Cecil B. Moore Avenue near 22nd Street, and was crossing mid-block, when she was hit by a sedan around 1:30 a.m., CBS 3 reported.

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Chief Inspector Scott Small told NBC10the woman was found laying in the middle of the street, and had suffered “extreme trauma to her head.”

Small said the woman had walked into oncoming traffic.

She was rushed to Hahnemann Hospital, where she died shortly thereafter.

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The driver, operating a 2016 Honda, had reportedly dropped off passengers moments before striking the woman.The driver stayed at the scene, and is not facing charges.

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