Driver flees on foot after crashing into home, line of vehicles in Strawberry Mansion: police
PHILADELPHIA - A speeding car crashed into a Strawberry Mansion home, leaving a path of destruction in its wake as police say the driver fled from the scene.
Crews responded to 30th and Diamond streets where police say a vehicle crashed into a line of cars before jumping a nearby curb and crashing into a multi-unit building.
The scene spanned for several blocks, and the extensive damage not only destroyed parked cars and damaged a building, but also knocked down a stoplight in its path.
Police say the destruction began when a speeding Dodge crashed into a Subaru at the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Diamond Street.
The male driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction before officers arrived on scene, according to authorities.
Crews are on scene at 30th and Diamond streets where police say a vehicle crashed into a line of cars before jumping a nearby curb and crashing into a multi-unit building.
Officials told Shawnette Wilson on scene that three people, a man and two women, were taken to the hospital and treated for what are believed to be minor injuries.
No fatalities have been reported, and one officer even told FOX 29 that the scene actually looks much worse than it is, given the fact that no one was severely injured.
The Department of License and Inspections were also on scene because officials say multiple people are displaced due to the damage to the building, and hope to get them access to their belongings.
"We were basically trapped because the car took out this whole wall here, and it mangled the front door," Michael Brown, a resident of the mangled building, told FOX 29.
Some residents of the apartment building are staying at a nearby hotel while they await word from the city about the building's safety.
"You just see a big mess out here, the red Dodge was hanging out – their car was hit, my car was hit, several cars were slammed all over," Dominique Tillery said.
The crash is currently under investigation.