Police ask public to help find driver suspected in Northeast Philly hit-and-run

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police say they have obtained surveillance video of the vehicle they believe was involved in a hit-and-run Monday night in the Northeast that left a woman critically injured.

Investigators are now asking for the public's help in finding the driver. Police say the car is distinctive and should be easy to spot.

“The striking vehicle appears to be a dark-color sports car. It resembles a Corvette, a newer-model Corvette,” said Capt. Mark Overwise, with the Philadelphia Police Department’s Accident Investigation Division.

Overwise says 31-year-old Brittney Caban was crossing Rising Sun near Sanger Street in Lawncrest shortly before midnight when she was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.

“From what appeared … on the video, this vehicle should have front-end damage, possibly windshield damage. If it is what we think it is — a Corvette — it's a pretty unique vehicle. It should be easily recognizable, particularly if it has damage on it.”

Overwise says Caban suffered a head injury and a broken arm. She remains in the hospital in critical condition.

He says, based on the video, it appears speed may have been a factor — but he says it's too early to tell just how fast the driver was going.

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