Philadelphia police have located an SUV and identified its owner after they say it slammed into and critically injured a 9-year-old girl riding a bike in Olney on Monday night.
But police are still trying to determine who was behind the wheel of the gold Cadillac SRX that struck the girl about 7:25 p.m. on the 200 block of Lindley Avenue and drove away, spokesperson Capt. Sekou Kinebrew said at a news conference Wednesday.
Kinebrew declined to release the name of the 51-year-old SUV owner because of the ongoing investigation and because she has not been charged. He said that after police released video Tuesday afternoon of the hit-and-run, tipsters called police, who found the unoccupied vehicle that evening on the 5100 block of Hutchinson Street in Logan, about nine blocks from where the girl was hit.
Kinebrew said the SUV was registered to an address near Second Street and Lindley Avenue. Police went to the home Tuesday evening, but it appeared unoccupied and no one answered the door, he said. About an hour later, police received a phone call from the woman, who identified herself as the SUV's owner and who lives near where it was found, he said.
Kinebrew said he could not disclose further details.
The girl, who suffered multiple injuries and fractures, is hospitalized in critical condition, Kinebrew said.