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Philadelphia police ask for public's help to identify woman that woke up from coma after being hit by car

Philadelphia police ask for help identifying woman who woke up from coma
Philadelphia police ask for help identifying woman who woke up from coma 02:29

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Philadelphia police are asking for the public's help to identify a woman involved in a car crash who recently woke up from a coma. The woman was in a coma for two weeks and is now regaining consciousness with limited brain function, according to police. 


She had no identification on her, only a tattoo to help describe her.

Jane Doe Tattoo

Authorities say the woman was struck by a vehicle at 508 Adams Avenue in the city's Lawncrest section in late July. 

The driver stayed on scene but as the days passed, the victim remained in the hospital.

Medical staff says she's been in a coma for two weeks with no relatives by her bedside. 

"It's not exactly uncommon," Dr. Cynthia Fusco at Jefferson Health said. 

Dr. Fusco specializes in trauma. She didn't treat the victim but says brain injuries are common after crashes that involve blunt force.

Staff at Einstein Medical says the victim is now slowly beginning to regain consciousness with limited brain function.

They're trying to find relatives to help make medical decisions on her behalf.

Dr. Fusco says there's no telling when she could be able to do those things on her own.

Anyone with information on who this woman is is asked to contact Detective Daniel Murphy of Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153.

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