A police officer, Sgt. Timothy Simpson, was killed in Philly late last night. There's been a rash of such deaths lately, and the city is taking it pretty hard, wringing its hands over how to stem the tide. Tonight's 5 p.m. newscast opened with tributes to the fallen officer and related commentary.
So here's the segue* from that to the traffic segment, courtesy of ABC's youngish traffic reporter, Matt Pellman: "Yes, it was a rough day in Philadelphia today.... And it's a rough start to the commute home for area motorists..."
* The video embedded above is not the one from tonight's newscast. Just wanted you to see the guy "in the flesh."