David Chang

3 Teens, Woman Hurt After SUV Crashes Through Philly Store

A 16-year-old boy, 57-year-old woman, 15-year-old girl, and 14-year-old girl were all hurt in the crash.

Several people, including three teens, were injured after an SUV crashed into a Philadelphia store Monday afternoon.

Police said a 71-year-old woman was trying to park her 2018 Kia Sportage in front of the Rainbow Shop on the 2400 block of South 24th Street at 1:35 p.m. when she accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake. 

The vehicle sped forward and struck a 16-year-old boy who was outside on the sidewalk. The SUV dragged the teen about 25 feet before crashing through the Rainbow Shop and striking a 15-year-old girl, 14-year-old girl and 57-year-old woman inside, police said.

"The kid was under the car and all you heard was him moaning and stuff like that," Daniel Garcia, a witness, told NBC10. "So everybody started screaming and helped him and lift the car."

Responding firefighters and civilians were able to pull the boy from underneath the vehicle. He suffered head and torso injuries and was taken to the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia in critical condition.

The 57-year-old woman was taken to Methodist Hospital and treated for back and neck injuries. The 15-year-old girl suffered a knee injury and was treated by medics at the scene. The 14-year-old girl suffered a foot injury and was also treated at the scene. Both girls were taken to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for further evaluation.

The driver was not hurt but still taken to Presbyterian Hospital for observation, officials said.

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