SEPTA Police Officer Hit By Car While Running, Police Looking for Driver

SEPTA Police Officer Gary Miller and wife, Miller in hospital | Image via Facebook

SEPTA Police Officer Gary Miller and wife on Run Sunday, Miller in hospital | Images via Facebook

Last night, Fox 29 reported on Gary Miller, a SEPTA police officer who was out for a run with his wife in the Mayfair area of Northeast Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon when he was hit by a car that, after striking him from behind and causing him to hit the windshield then land in the road, sped away. Miller ended up in the hospital with a broken collarbone, a broken leg and a concussion. Police are still looking for the driver. You can see surveillance footage of the car police are looking for below.

The hit-and-run took place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 22nd on the 7600 block of Rowland Avenue, at Chippendale Street. Just a few minutes ago, the Philadelphia Police Department posted surveillance footage of the suspect’s car to their website: The suspect they are looking for is a white male in the 20- to 30-year-old range with dark hair. He was wearing a blue shirt and driving a late 1990s to 2000s dark-colored Saturn sedan at the time of the accident. They say the car has a shattered windshield, damage to the front end, a rear spoiler, and the front tire on the driver side of the car is either missing a hub cap or is a spare “donut” tire. You can see surveillance footage of the car below.

You can find out more about the suspect and how to contact the police department with information here. If you don’t have any information, but still want to lend a helping hand, Run215 is organizing a “Get Well Relay” for Officer Miller. They’ll be collecting handwritten cards for Officer Miller at all Philadelphia Runner locations from now through Sunday at noon. Then on Sunday, the group will lead a run to the hospital to deliver the cards to Officer Miller at the hospital. The starting location and time for the run will be posted here once it’s nailed down.

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