2 Kids Thrown From a Car in Violent Crash on Roosevelt Boulevard

What to Know

  • A violent crash on the Roosevelt Boulevard Saturday left six people injured.
  • Three of those hurt were children, including five-year-old twins and a 10-year-old.
  • Police are still investigating the cause.

Two children are seriously hurt after being thrown from the windows of a car that crashed on Roosevelt Boulevard Saturday afternoon. A third child was found hurt inside the wreckage.

One of the children, a five-year-old, was found in the grass near the crash with extremely critical injuries. That child was at St. Christopher's Hospital Saturday night.

The crash closed some lanes of busy and often-dangerous Roosevelt Boulevard just before 4 p.m.

Though two of the victims were 5-year-old twins, there was no sign of car seats in the car. The other child is 10 years old.

Three other people were also hurt in the crash, which happened near the Whitaker Avenue intersection on the southbound inner lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard.

Witnesses heard a loud boom as the cars collided.

"I was just getting off the K bus right here and I heard a big boom and I saw the smoke and the bodies in the grass," said Harry Wodards, one witness.

"They got thrown out the car, all the windows are broke and two adults were in there knocked out, and there was another little child in the back crying," Wodards said.

The other car in the crash was being driven by a Philadelphia firefighter on his way to work. He was not seriously hurt.

Neighbors say they've seen serious accidents like this often at this intersection. Busy Roosevelt Boulevard is home to some of the nation's most dangerous intersections -- though this intersection isn't one of them.

"There's always crashes here all the time," Wodards said.

Police are still investigating the cause.

This story has been updated with corrected information from police about the case and ages of the children.

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