Police said two children, ages 7 and 10, were killed in a car accident overnight in the Juniata neighborhood of Philadelphia.
It happened just before 1am on Hunting Park Avenue near Kensington Street.
Officials said a family was heading east on Hunting Park Avenue when two men collided with them in a BMW on Kensington Street.
According to the authorities, the impact of the accident caused the family’s Toyota Corolla to veer off the street and the two children were thrown out of the car.
A woman who lives at the intersection told Action News that she heard the accident and went out to help the mother.
“She was in the car, got out and we tried to help her, but she said my children threw herself forward, and she passed out,” said Shirley Davis of Juniata.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and took the mother and father to the hospital.
Police said the driver of the striking car turned around and tried to get out, but stopped the car about 50 feet and then jumped out of the car with the passenger and fled.
Investigators said the husband was arrested about a mile away on Frankford Street and Unity Street.