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Woman Struck By Police Cruiser; George H. W. Bush Hospitalized, Doing Ok; NFL Draft Road Closures
  by: blogue40 - Phoenixville, PA
started: 04/19/17 12:29 am | updated: 04/19/17 12:29 am
Philadelphia Police reported on Tuesday night that a woman was struck by a police cruiser while it was in pursuit of a suspect in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. The incident took place on F Street near Kensington Avenue at around 5 pm. Witnesses reported that the chase started on foot inside of a park, then a police cruiser got involved and ended up hitting a woman who was in the park. The 30-year-old victim was knocked unconscious by the impact. Police quickly rushed her to the hospital where she is listed in critical condition. The suspect police were chasing got away after the crash happened.

Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized after he was diagnosed from a "mild case of pneumonia," but is now reportedly doing fine. The former president's office stated that he was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Friday due to a cough that was preventing him from sleeping correctly, but doctors have now stated that they treated him for pneumonia and it has been resolved. This is the second time this year that the 92-year-old former president has been hospitalized, he was admitted in January due to a shortness of breath as well as pneumonia. Bush's office has now stated that he is "is in very good spirits and is being held for further observation while he regains his strength."

City Officials have now announced the road closures and restrictions that will take place next week during the 2017 NFL Draft that is taking place in Philly. The festivities will take place between Thursday April 27th through Saturday April 29th on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Eakins Oval, as well as on the steps of The Art Museum. Starting this Wednesday April 19th, the inner lanes of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed from Eakins Oval to 20th Street until May 2nd. Officials have also stated that many bike paths and sidewalks will be detoured along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.


The Phillies play the Mets tonight at 7:10.


Today, Cloudy weather with a high of 60 degrees in Center City.

Full List Of Road Closures
SEE ALSO: City of Philadelphia Announces Road Closures, Parking Restrictions for NFL Draft 2017

Phase 1:

Start: 4/10/17 – 12:01am
End: 5/7/17 – 11:59pm

- Spring Garden Street westbound will close at Pennsylvania Avenue.

- The westbound center roadway of Benjamin Franklin Parkway will maintain two lanes from 20th Street to Eakins Oval. The left lane of Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed from East Eakins Oval to Spring Garden St. and continue to southbound Kelly Drive, where it will open up to three travel lanes.

- The right two lanes of Eakins Oval in front of the Art Museum steps will be closed for the building of the theatre.

- Southbound Kelly Drive will have a lane drop between 25th St. and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Phase 2:

Start: 4/19/17 – 12:01am
End: 5/2/17 – 11:59pm

- Inner lanes (inbound and outbound) of Benjamin Franklin Parkway closed from Eakins Oval to 20th Street.

Phase 3:

Start: 4/24/17 – 7:00pm
End: 5/1/17 – 5:00am

- Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed from 20th Street to the Art Museum.

- Martin Luther King Drive will remain open to 24th Street.

- Eastbound Spring Garden Street will remain open from 31st Street to 24th Street.

- Kelly Drive will be closed at Fairmount Avenue with traffic detoured onto Fairmount Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Starting at 7:00pm on Monday, April 24th, due to the closure of the outer lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, traffic headed inbound (to Center City) from Spring Garden Street Bridge or Martin Luther King Drive must exit Eakins Oval on the 24th Street ramp. Traffic headed inbound on Kelly Drive must exit Kelly Drive at Fairmount Avenue. Those wishing to access the rear of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the north side must exit onto Fairmount Avenue, turn right on Pennsylvania Avenue and proceed SB on 25th Street onto Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive.

Phase 4 – Full Extent of Road Closures:

Start: 4/25/17 – 12:01am
End: 5/1/17 – 5:00am

- 21st Street closed from Winter Street to Spring Garden Street
Local access to Pennsylvania Avenue only (all traffic must turn left)

- 22nd Street closed from Race Street to Spring Garden Street
Local access to Park Towne Place only (residents)

- 23rd Street closed from Fairmount Avenue to Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Local access only

- 24th Street closed from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Park Towne Place
Local access only

- Martin Luther King Drive closed at Sweet Briar Drive.
Road opened daily during peak AM rush hour on 4/27 & 4/28 (5AM-10AM) for access to I-676 via 24th Street

- Kelly Drive closed from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue

- Spring Garden Street Bridge closed at 31st Street
Road opened daily during peak AM rush hour on 4/27 & 4/28 (5AM-10AM) for access to I-676 via 24th Street
Access to I-76 westbound will be maintained
Local access to Art Museum will be maintained

- Spring Garden Street closed from 22nd Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Local access after peak AM rush hour

- Pennsylvania Avenue closed from Hamilton Street to Fairmount Avenue
Local access after peak AM rush hour

- Pennsylvania Avenue/Callowhill Street closed from 20th Street to 21st Street
Local access to Barnes Foundation driveway (westbound) only
Eastbound open from 21st Street

- Park Towne Place closed from 22nd Street to 24th Street
Local access only (residents)

- I-676 westbound 22nd Street off-ramp closed

-The following streets be designated “local access only” west of 22nd Street:

Wallace Street
Mt. Vernon Street
Green Street
Judson Street
Brandywine Street

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