PHILADELPHIA, PA – Two boys were killed yesterday when a speeding BMW collided with their family’s car in the Juniata neighborhood of Philadelphia, ABC 6 reports.
The crash happened at the intersection of Hunting Park and Kensington Avenues at about 1 a.m. Sunday. The force of the collision sent the family’s Toyota Corolla caroming off the roadway and ejected the two boys from the vehicle. Emergency responders took them to St. Christopher’s Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Their ages were 7 and 10.
The father suffered facial lacerations in the accident but refused treatment at the scene so he could accompany the boys to St. Christopher’s. The mother was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center with a fractured spine, and is in stable condition.
Two men in the BMW attempted to flee the scene on foot, but were apprehended by police at Frankford Avenue and Unity Street. The driver has been charged with murder, homicide by vehicle, driving without a license, tampering with evidence, and obstruction of justice.
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