Off-duty cop struck in Kensington hit-and-run

Philadelphia crime scene
An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was struck by a car in a hit-and-run in Kensington early Wednesday. Credit: Rikard Larma/Metro

An off-duty Philadelphia police officer is listed in critical but stable condition after being struck by a car in a Kensington intersection early Wednesday.

Police are still searching for the driver, who fled the scene after hitting the pedestrian. A description of the vehicle was not available as of about 8:15 a.m.

The hit-and-run at Cedar and East Cumberland streets occurred about 2:30 a.m. Police arrived to find the injured officer leaning against a car and covered in blood.

Police are not identifying the hit-and-run victim, who sustained a large laceration to his head in the crash.

The officer is being treated at Hahnemann University Hospital.



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