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The driver of the maroon Ford Flex was seen calling for help after hitting an elderly woman near campus. 

Photo: Carson Kahoe / The Daily Pennsylvanian

On the afternoon of Jan. 12, a woman was hit by a car on Locust Street between 40th and 41st streets, closing traffic at the intersection.

The woman was injured when a maroon Ford Flex backed into her and knocked her to the ground. Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush said the woman was in her eighties and was a former employee of Penn’s health system.

The driver was seen screaming for help according to witnesses.

She was later taken away from the scene in an ambulance and brought to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where Rush said she is in stable condition.

Police quickly responded to the incident and put up police tape. The incident is being investigated by the Accident Investigation Unit of Philadelphia Police Department, Rush said.

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