Police said two mothers were killed and a teenager was injured after a car jumped off the sidewalk and collided with them while they were on their way to fetch food in West Philadelphia.
It happened around 9:30 pm. In Building No. 600 of North 35th Street in the Mantua department of the city.
Officials said the impact of the crash was so severe that a victim was flying across the street to the front door of a nearby vacant property. Her body fell into the living room.
Family members then announced the death of the 30-year-old woman and mother of two children, identified as Nicole Fondenberg, at Presbyterian Hospital.
“I heard the sound of the crash … the collapse … the roar,” said Queen Ali, who lives in the building.
A 58-year-old woman was found dumped on 35th Street. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Identified as Zenobia Murray, who is the mother of six children. “I pray for her family and pray for the family across the street. I pray for the young lady who was driving. Everyone deserves to pray and everyone deserves attention,” Ali said.
Officials said that a 14-year-old girl was injured in the leg and is currently in stable condition in Presbyterian Hospital.
A neighbor who lives nearby said the two women who lost their lives were nice people.
Mark Brown said, “You can never get anything bad from them. Everything was always cool from them. That’s why it was really hard to hear and hear it.” The Fondenberg family says they want justice.
Her father, Derek Fondenberg, said: “She was the sweetest child. Everyone knows her and loves her here. I don’t understand why you have to speed up, you have to stop speeding.”
Police said the 19-year-old driver stopped at the scene. The car she was driving was put into a house on the street.
According to investigators, she is being tested to see if she drives under the influence.
Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage from the nearby police camera that captured the accident.