Police: Man lying in Philly street struck by car

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a man who was lying in the middle of a north Philadelphia street was struck and dragged by a car that then sped away.

A police spokeswoman said a witness reported coming upon the man in the Kensington section of the city at about 3:40 a.m. Monday and trying unsuccessfully to wake him.

The witness said he went to get his phone to call 911 but saw a car turn the corner. He tried to stop it but it ran over the victim, dragging him for a block or two.

The 40-year-old victim was taken to Temple Medical Center in critical condition with head trauma.

Police are seeking a blue vehicle believed to be a taxi with silver trim around the window and a cage in the rear.

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