Man Struck in Kensington Pedestrian Car Crash Dies

Police are on the search for the driver of a vehicle who struck and later killed a man in a Philadelphia pedestrian accident on Monday night.

At approximately 8 p.m. on the evening of December 13, Efrain Martinez, 48, was crossing Kensington Avenue at Monmouth Street when he was hit by a white Ford F-150 pickup truck. The driver of the vehicle stopped to ask Martinez if he would like to go to the hospital, but he declined.

Martinez, who was walking with his brother, was able to walk away from the incident; however, he started experiencing chest pains and trouble breathing later that evening. He was taken to Temple University Hospital where he died at approximately 10:05 p.m.

The driver of the truck is described to be a Hispanic man in his 40’s with a light complexion, round face, full beard and short hair. His passenger is described to be a Hispanic female in her 40’s with a light complexion and black hair. Both the driver and passenger were wearing black puffy jackets.

Police are urging anyone who has information relating to the incident or the identification of the driver to please call Accident Investigations at 215-685-3180.

The Bucks County injury attorneys at Cordisco & Saile are sorry to hear of this loss. We would like to send our sincere condolences to the friends and family of Efrain Martinez.