A car speeding west on the 3900 block of Walnut Street yesterday afternoon fled from the scene after it hit a College freshman crossing the road, severely fracturing the student's right leg, police said. Gregory Krykewycz, 18, of Langhorne, Pa., was in fair condition last night at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after undergoing surgery to his femur. He had been crossing the street near the Cinemagic movie theater. According to College freshman Megan Sinnot, a friend of Krykewycz's, he will not be allowed out of bed for a week and will be "out of commission" -- and unable to walk -- for several weeks. Sinnot, who spoke to Krykewycz following his surgery, said he was in a "state of shock." University Police Sgt. Laurence Salotti said police had no further information on the incident, which occurred at about 1 p.m. Sinnot said University Police told her they were "trying to piece together" the license-plate number of the vehicle that struck Krykewycz, but had not yet successfully established a number. Detectives with the Philadelphia Police Department's Accident Investigation Division, which usually investigates hit-and-run accidents, said the information on the accident was too vague for them to investigate.Comments powered by Disqus
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