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Two Hit and Run Accidents Strike Philly Over the Weekend

Philadelphia was the scene of two serious hit and run accidents this past weekend.  The first accident occurred around 8:20 Saturday night at the intersection of Sixth Street and Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia.  Dianica Leone and her two year old son Derek Martinez were crossing the street when they were hit by a silver Mercedes.  Derek was killed in the accident.  Dianica is at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with traumatic injuries.

The second accident occurred around 7:30 Sunday night.  Two boys, ages 11 and 13, were riding their bikes at the intersection of Herbert and Large Streets in the Northwood Section of Northeast Philadelphia.  Both boys were taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital. One boy suffered a serious head injury and both are reported in stable condition.

The police are asking anyone with information about these Philadelphia hit and run accidents to contact the Philadelphia Police Investigations Unit or to call 911.