Police: Father fatally hit after saving son

August 30, 2012 7:38:22 AM PDT
Police say a father who pushed his son to safety was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Philadelphia.

Investigators say the 43-year-old man was struck around 11 p.m. Wednesday after he shoved his 5-year-old son to safety on the heavily traveled Roosevelt Boulevard. The driver fled the scene but was stopped a few blocks away after an off-duty police officer dialed 911.

Authorities did not immediately release the name of the victims or the driver.

The crash remains under investigation.