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Car hits off-duty officer in Philadelphia, flees scene, police say

Published On: Mar 27 2013 01:00:12 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 28 2013 12:29:03 PM EDT
Hit-and-run scene involving off-duty cop

Police have put out a plea for help in tracking down the driver of a car that struck an off-duty officer in Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.

The hit-and-run happened at approximately 2:07 a.m. in the city's Fishtown section. The off-duty officer, Michael Brady, was walking in the 2300 block of East Cumberland Street when he was struck by the car, police said.

Brady, 28, was rushed to Hahnemann Hospital in critical but stable condition with a deep laceration to his head, police said.


The car, believed to be a black or dark-colored 2010 Ford Taurus, is missing its passenger side windshield wiper arm and may have minor damage to the passenger side windshield and a dented hood, police said. It was last seen traveling east on Cumberland Street toward Aramingo Avenue.

Philadelphia police have posted surveillance video on its YouTube Channel.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run or knows the whereabouts of the driver or vehicle is asked to call the accident investigation division at 215-685-3180. Tips can also be sent via text message to PPD TIP or 773847.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.