Two children were killed after two cars crashed in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia overnight. Two people were arrested in the second car after police said they tried to flee the scene.
The accident happened at the intersection of Kensington Street and East Hunting Park Avenues, just before 1 a.m. The children, between the ages of 7 and 10, were driven from the car and killed.
One of them died at the scene and the other died at St. Christopher Children’s Hospital.
Two adults were injured in the car, but they are in stable condition.
A woman who lived near the scene described what she saw.
“I heard that loud boom, that alarm that we always get at 12 o’clock or one o’clock in the night, and it shakes the whole building. My thinking was, Here we are again. When I got out, I saw the kids being taken out from the rear window. By the time I arrived. In it to the front of the car, the children were gone, and they were on the sidewalk. They were gone, no pulse, nothing. Resident Shirley Davila said the first thing the mother said was “my children.”
There were four people inside, while the other, a white BMW, was inside, two. Police say the two men in a BMW attempted to flee after the accident but were arrested.
It is not clear if the driver was under the influence.