ENSINGTON – Philadelphia police have already identified the woman who was killed in a Christmas night hit-and-run in Kensington; however, the search for the driver continues.
Police talked to the witnesses and gave them the entire scenario of the accident. It was 8:08 o’clock in the evening of Tuesday when the fatality identified as 54-year-old Denise Williams stumbled while walking on the sidewalk along the 3100 block of Frankford Avenue, just outside the Family Dollar store.
While Williams was down on the ground, a black Dodge Charger negotiated a right turn into the driveway to the store and in the process hit Williams.
The woman driver got out of the car for moment, hurriedly got back inside the vehicle and fled the scene. The vehicle was last seen going west on the 2000 block of Wishart Street.
Williams was immediately delivered to Temple University Hospital where she was pronounced dead from critical injuries..
Now, Williams’ family finds it hard to reconcile to her death and is searching for answers. The victim’s brother Naeem Sultan said that it was such a cold and callous act to leave a dying person on the ground which he would not even do to his worst enemy.
They\ family said that the 54-year-old woman was supposed to meet her boyfriend at his Kensington home that night. The boyfriend was waiting for her to go to dinner and she was not able to show up for dinner.
Williams was a mother of two adult children and worked as a security guard at the Art Museum.
Authorities released surveillance video showing the suspect’s car driving along the 3100 block of Frankford Avenue seconds before the accident.
Williams’ friends and family are asking the driver of the Charger to come forward.
Tony Magee, a neighbor of the family said that as a human being, the driver should come forward and accept her fault.
Sultan added that the victim could have been anybody’s mother, grandmother or sister.
A police spokeswoman stated that the detectives are awaiting autopsy results, but her family said they Williams had no known medical condition.
Police are asking any other witnesses to contact 215-685-3180 / 3181.
Accident victims have rights. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, wage loss and medical bills. Contact an experienced Philadelphia Injury Lawyer now for a free consultation.