Stage actor Michael Toner, 68, critically injured by hit-and-run driver on Market Street in Philadelphia, PA

Modified Date: 
Thu, 01/21/2016 - 7:25pm
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Local Actor Returns To The Stage After Losing Leg In Hit AndRun

But after an amazing recovery, Michael Toner is back on stage, despite losing his leg. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  Police say they still have no leads and no one in custody for a June hit and run which almost killed a Philadelphia actor. I have to work with the body in a new way, but you can still work with a body and do a play as a disabled actor,” he explained. The driver sped off and left him for dead late that evening, “I was in the street they estimated for me for a couple of hours. Because I came so close to this death experience.

Philadelphia Hit-Run Leaves 68-year-old Actor in Critical Condition

Toner recently wrapped up a show at the Amaryllis Theater Company. He was set to begin rehearsals soon for a touring show with the Walnut Street Theater.

Veteran Philly stage actor loses leg in hit-and-run

Smith said she got the horrible news from Toner’s wife. She’s hoping the suspect will turn themselves and report the crash. "They need to be courageous enough to come forward and take the consequences," Smith told the news outlet.
People Involved: 
Michael Toner
Market Street

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