PHILADELPHIA – Police say a 27-yr-old, off-obligation law enforcement officer has died after a bike crash in South Philadelphia Tuesday night time.
At all-around 6:45 p.m., law enforcement say they responded to the 3300 block of South Wide Avenue for experiences of an car incident.
On arrival, police and medics say they discovered a 27-12 months-aged gentleman laying on the freeway upcoming to a crashed bike.
The 27-year-aged was touring southbound down Wide Street when a auto, operated by a 22-year-outdated lady, was pulling out of the parking large amount in an eastbound course. Authorities say the girl was making a proper hand turn to go south when she arrived into get hold of with the motorcycle driver.
The speak to triggered the motorbike driver to shed manage and police say he struck the control at the median, producing his entire body to then strike a light pole.
Law enforcement and medics observed the victim’s body next to the mild pole in which they say he had considerable trauma to his neck. Medics pronounced him lifeless on the scene.
The 22-year-aged girl had no accidents, and she is getting interviewed by accident investigation officers on the scene, in accordance to law enforcement. Authorities say the girl remained on scene and is cooperating with investigative officers.
Law enforcement say an off-obligation officer was killed in a motorbike accident in South Philadelphia Tuesday evening.
Soon after the victim was transported to the health-related examiner’s place of work, he was discovered as Philadelphia law enforcement officer Thomas Munz Jr. who was off-responsibility at the time of the crash.
Munz was one of the officers included in the deadly shooting of 27-year-outdated Walter Wallace Jr. in West Philadelphia in October 2020.
Munz and one more officer were being seen on physique camera footage buying Wallace, who had a history of lengthy suffered from psychological wellness problems, to drop a knife and they shot him at least 14 times. Authorities say 1 of the officers drove Wallace to the hospital, but he died a limited time later.
The circumstance acquired nationwide attention and sparked main protests in Philadelphia that resulted in hurt police officers and vandalism of nearby companies.
In Oct 2021, Wallace’s spouse and children attained a settlement in a lawsuit submitted towards the city for his death.