Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Unidentified man victim of hit-and-run

Lt. Tom Williams, Jr. of the NPD told the Enquirer the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a 65-year-old gentleman walking near the corner of Park and Forest last evening sped away from the scene. The unidentified man died a short time after being transported to University Hospital. Channel 9’s report says that it appears the impact threw him onto the vehicle’s roof, and he landed 500 feet away. Channel 9 also says a nearby security camera stopped operating just before the accident, leaving police without a description of the vehicle involved. According to Channel 5, police said they do not have any witnesses and are looking for anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040 or the NPD at 458-4520.

The Enquirer is reporting that Luis A. Urbina, 74, died at University Hospital
after he was struck at 7:15 p.m. yesterday in the 2400 blck of Park Avenue, just past Linden Avenue and less than a block from his home. According to NPD Sgt. Thomas Stein, the driver who sped off was driving a light-colored vehicle, which has “got to have some pretty good damage on the front end. We are kind of at a loss right now. We are hoping the guilts get the better of somebody once they sleep on it.”