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July 03, 2018

Pedestrian fatally struck by car on Roosevelt Boulevard

Accidents Investigations
06082016_Roosevelt_boulevard_generic_TC Thom Carroll, File/PhillyVoice

Roosevelt Boulevard.

Philadelphia police are investigating the death of a man who was fatally struck by a car Monday night in Northeast Philadelphia.

Authorities said the accident occurred at 10:15 p.m. at the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Bustleton Avenue.

The driver of the vehicle, a 26-year-old man in a Lincoln Town Car, was traveling southbound on Roosevelt Boulevard when he collided with the 43-year-old victim, police said.

Investigators said the driver remained at the scene and explained to police that he had a steady green traffic signal at the time of the crash. The victim crossed the street on a steady red signal, he told police.

The victim was transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

Police said their was no DUI involved and an investigation remains ongoing.

City officials are committed to improving pedestrian safety on Roosevelt Boulevard, which remains among the most dangerous thoroughfares in Philadelphia.