Hit-&-Run Leads to Road Rage - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Hit-&-Run Leads to Road Rage



    An initial hit-and-run crash leads to a path of destruction. (Published Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013)

    What began as a birthday celebration ended in a case of apparent road rage that left one woman hospitalized and several cars damaged.

    A group had just wrapped up celebrating a woman’s upcoming birthday when they say a driver struck that woman near 2nd and Wyoming Streets in Philadelphia’s Feltonville neighborhood and kept driving

    “My sister’s walking across the street from the bar … and the other woman hit her and kept going,” said Nichole Whetstone.

    Whetstone’s sister Tracy Robinson, 31, was struck and remained hospitalized at Einstein Hospital Thursday morning.

    Whetstone, who was already behind the wheel of her Chrysler Sebring says she took off after the Chevrolet Malibu.

    "She sped off and she kept coming, she was driving fast,” Whetstone said. “By the time I got to the corner she was already up here -- she had to see me in her rearview. I feel like she tried to cut me off and go down the street -- that's how I got hit on the side."

    The Malibu driver ultimately crashed into two cars parked on E Rockland Street.

    Philadelphia Police spent the morning alerting neighbors of the damage and trying to figure out exactly what happened. Security cameras in the area could help in the investigation.

    No one was immediately charged.


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