Bicyclist injured in Kensington hit-and-run

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A bicyclist is fighting for his life after being struck by a car early Sunday during a hit-and-run chain reaction crash in Kensington.

Investigators said a car was traveling south on the 2800 block of North Swanson Street when around 12:15 a.m. the driver slammed into an unattended parked car, then continued on and struck a bicyclist.

The driver of the striking vehicle allegedly abandoned the car and fled on foot.

Police said the bicyclist, who is being treated as a “John Doe,” was rushed by medics to Temple University Hospital, where he was Sunday afternoon listed in critical condition with head trauma.

The driver remains on the loose.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), emailing tips@phillypolice.com or by filling out this online form.


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