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76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr. struck, injured by vehicle in Philadelphia -TV

76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr. struck, injured by vehicle in Philadelphia -TV

Police say after the crash, a silver vehicle fled the scene. An investigation into this incident is still ongoing.

Sunday, November 12, 2023 8:24PM

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia 76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr. was struck and injured by a vehicle in the city on Saturday night.

According to police, the crash occurred at the intersection of Hicks and Spruce streets.

Police say Oubre Jr. was walking westbound on the 1400 block of Spruce Street, crossing Hicks Street, when he was struck by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed that was attempting to turn south on Hicks Street.

The silver vehicle struck Oubre Jr. in the upper chest with the driver-side mirror before fleeing the scene.

Police are still investigating this collision.

Oubre Jr. was transported to Jefferson Hospital with a broken rib and injuries to his hip and right leg.

He has since been released, the team stated.

Representatives from the team, including 76ers President Daryl Morey, were at the hospital with Oubre Jr. while he was being treated.

He is expected to miss significant play time due to his injuries from the collision, but officials do not believe the injuries are season-ending.

Oubre is in his first season with the 76ers and has averaged 16.8 points in the first eight games. He was the 15th overall pick of the 2015 draft and has played with four other teams.

The 76ers are home Sunday and play Indiana.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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