Police looking for hit-and-run driver

Capt. Mark Overwise, commander of the Accident Investigation Division

The police Accident Investigation Division, based at 26th and Master streets, held a news conference to ask the public’s help in identifying the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian at Summerdale Avenue and St. Vincent Street.

On Nov. 10, at about 5:57 a.m., police and a fire department medic unit responded to the scene following a call about an accident with injuries to a pedestrian and the driver leaving the scene.

A 60-year-old woman was hit by a vehicle that fled the scene. The victim was transported by medic unit to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital for fractures to her ribs and head injuries. She died the next day. The victim was later identified as Saixiang Lin, who was out for a walk.

AID has recovered video showing a 2005-09 white or silver Chevrolet Uplander parking at Algon and Tyson avenues. The driver exited the vehicle and walked toward the accident scene, returning 20 minutes later.

Police are hopeful of identifying the driver, who was wearing light colored sweatshirt, dark colored pants and work boots.

“There are not too many Uplanders out there,” said Capt. Mark Overwise, commander of AID. “He should turn himself in.” ••