UPDATE: Police Release Names in Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian and vehicle driver taken to hospital.

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Wednesday around 8:15 p.m. on Knights Road near Street Road by the pharmacy.

, fire and were called to the scene.

According to police, investigation found that a 1994 Honda Civic sedan operated by Francisco Delapena, 23, of the 4100 block of Portsmouth Court, was traveling south on Knights Road, when Anne Gizzi, 47, of the 3100 block of Knights Road, was walking across Knights Road in a dimly lit area with no crosswalks. 

Gizzi was struck in the southbound lane of Knights Road, police said. Both Delapena and Gizzi were transported to Aria Torresdale Hospital, where Gizzi is listed in critical condition and Delapena is listed in stable condition.

According to police, speed and impairment do not appear to be factors. 

Anyone with information, please contact Detective Vandegrift or Officer Stahl at 215-633-3719

Click here for the full story courtesy of 6abc.

Matthew January 26, 2012 at 03:00 PM
It seems very common for someone to get hit or killed on Knights, crossing Street Road!! If I am not mistaken, this is the same route that our now Lt. Gov. Cawley( Commissioner at the time) said was a very enjoyable route and would not be dangerous to the older and disabled folks of Creekside Apartments after he argued in defense of the political trick of moving the polling place over one mile away accross Street Road. Typical voter suppression stuff, but actually could have been very fatal!
MissyLee1 January 28, 2012 at 05:50 PM
This area between the entrance to Bucks Meadows and the entrance to Walgreens is a disaster waiting to happen. It is nearly impossible to see a pedestrian crossing this section of road at night until you are practically on top of them. Something most definitely needs to be done to light up the area at night to avoid future accidents.


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