The alleged hit-and-run that injured 76ers forward Kelly Oubre Jr. is under investigation, with surveillance footage recovered so far showing no evidence of a crash at the reported Center City intersection, according to police.
Sgt. Eric Gripp, a department spokesperson, stated that the Police Department currently lacks video or photographic evidence of the collision, and urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward.
Despite reviewing hours of footage, employees near the crash site did not see any evidence of the incident, raising questions about the accuracy of the information provided to the police by Oubre. Police have not accused Oubre of wrongdoing and the investigation is ongoing.
A source familiar with the situation claimed that Oubre’s account of the crash may not be entirely accurate, citing the player’s recent move to the area and his state of distress at the time of the incident.
The alleged crash occurred on the 1400 block of Spruce Street, where Oubre reported being struck by a silver vehicle while walking back to his apartment. The Sixers initially stated that Oubre was expected to miss significant time due to his injuries, but he has shown up at the team’s practice facility and could return within weeks.
This is a developing story and will be updated.