An SUV careened through one of Philadelphia’s most historic neighborhoods Sunday morning, taking out trees and street signs before catching fire outside the former home of a U.S. president.
The driver stormed through the 400 block of Spruce Street in Society Hill shortly after 1 a.m., jumping the sidewalk and also taking out a street light before crashing into a cinder block wall.
The SUV finally came to a rest and caught fire just outside the Society Hill Synagogue and across the street from the former row home of James Madison, who lived in Philadelphia for a period of time before becoming the fourth president of the United States.
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Police said the driver stayed at the scene and spoke to them. It was unclear what caused the crash or if there would be charges.