Elderly Man Hit By Car Thursday Morning

A 60-year-old man is reportedly in critical condition in a Philadelphia hospital after being hit by a car early this morning.

Norristown Patch alerted residents early this morning to an accident in which a pedestrian was flown to a hospital by medevac after being hit by a car at West Main Street and Forrest Avenue.

According to 6ABC Action News, the victim, who a Patch user identified as a 60-year-old coworker and friend, was struck at approximately 6:30 a.m. at the intersection on the border of Norristown and West Norriton and was flown by medevac to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he is reportedly in critical condition.

The driver stopped after the accident and police are investigating the incident.

Read more about the accident and see a picture of the damaged windshield here

djbemom December 20, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Ummm....I would never think of a 60 year old as being elderly......heck, they can't even retire or collect social security yet!
Sparkling Cyanide December 20, 2012 at 10:39 PM
@djbemom... I totally agree
James Myers (Editor) December 20, 2012 at 11:25 PM
I thought that was a bit off, but that was what Action News went with. I think my dad may object to that description as well. Hopefully the victim is a vibrant guy who will pull through and bounce back quickly. Thoughts and prayers to him and his family.
joseph P West December 21, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Just got news from a friend he probably won't make 48 hours they are trying to contact his family lots of prayers for him
Bhrenda Drakeford December 21, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Prayers to the victim. It probably was a drunk driver that hit him.
Louie December 21, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Bhrenda, While certainly possible, I think it's unlikely. Poor road conditions and visability is my guess.
gerhard sweetman December 21, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Intersection is NOT walkable! Lights totaly confusing & unreadable. FIVE roads. You try!
B December 21, 2012 at 07:07 PM
The driver ran the light and hit him!!!!!!
B December 21, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I saw the man lieing there and the skid marks up 2 his body, looks like the driver tryed 2 make it through the lite, mind U speed posting 25 mph, the way the driver was driving!!!
B December 21, 2012 at 07:17 PM
If U ask me the driver is at falt, and should be held responsible,skid marks R about 30 feet long!!!!
B December 21, 2012 at 07:25 PM
My prayers R 2 him and his family, in jesus name to are father amen!!!!!!!
B December 21, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Slow down people, that could B U or someone U love!!!!


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