Philadelphia, PA – Fatal Hit-and-Run at Hunting Park Ave and Kensington AveLaw Pa
Philadelphia, PA (August 30, 2020) – Around 12:30 a.m. this morning, two young boys were killed in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Philadelphia.
According to authorities, the collision took place at the intersection of Hunting Park Avenue and Kensington Avenue. Two young boys, identified as a 7-year-old and a 9-year-old, were in a vehicle being driven by a parent when another vehicle struck theirs.
The accident was so forceful that both children were ejected from the vehicle. Both of the victims were taken to the hospital and were pronounced dead while there.
Both parents were in the vehicle at the time of the accident. The boy’s father sustained cuts to the face and the mother sustained a fractured spine and cuts to the face.
Witnesses confirmed that the intersection where the crash occurred is known for being dangerous. The driver and passenger who caused the accident immediately fled the scene on foot but they were arrested about a half a mile away. The man who crashed into their vehicle is now facing multiple counts of third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle, and other charges.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Pennsylvania
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