Friday, October 23, 2009

Pedestrian Allegedly Struck By Hit and Run Bicyclist

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer - Andre Steed was found lying on the ground at 16th and Locust St and was hit by bicyclist who fled the scene of the crash. The Police came upon the scene found no witnesses and therefore did not open a formal investigation (a scenario that is unimaginable if the victim was in a motor vehicle).

Friends of the victim of put up flyers around the neighborhood and witnesses came forward who stated that he was indeed hit by a bicyclist. The article described the bicyclist as a white man who appeared to be in his early 20s. He was about 5-foot-9, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with red spots, and rode a white mountain bike.

Regardless of what the vehicle operator is driving they are required to give information to the police and render aid (PA Consolidated Statutes Title 75 § 3744).

Mr. Steed suffered from severe head injuries and now is in an induced coma. We wish him a full recovery.

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Anonymous said...

I will keep him in my prayers. Some people have no consideration for others at all.

Pete LaVerghetta said...

Update: Andre Steed died Saturday. Sad story indeed.

Anonymous said...

Someone who has not yet come forward has to know something about this. If you know anyone who lives or works in the vicinity of the accident, please ask them to pass along this horrible news, and otherwise think about what they can do to find the perpetrator.

Anonymous said...

I knew Dre. He would have helped anyone in need. ANYONE.

Anonymous said...

Andre's coworkers have posted a $10,000+ reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the bicylist who was riding down the wrong way, admitted hitting Andre to witnesses, and failed to remain at the scene. Please call the 24 hour hotline of the Crime Commission with any information 215-546-TIPS

Anonymous said...

If anyone has any information, please contact the Police Dept's Accident Investigation District @ 215-685-3180, or 215-685-3181... Thanks Everyone