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Two Children Dead after Carjackers Run-Over Crowd in Philadelphia

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Tina Robinson3 years ago

Philadelphia police are offering a reward for the location of two suspected carjackers that ran into a crowd of pedestrians on Friday morning. Two children were killed by the vehicle.

About the Philadelphia Carjacker Accident

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that at about 11 a.m. on Friday police received a report of a woman being carjacked in north Philadelphia. The suspects, described as two males, drove the car about two miles to the intersection of Germantown Avenue and Allegheny Avenue where they plowed into a crowd of pedestrians.

Two victims, described only as juveniles, were pronounced dead at the scene. The report also says “several” other people were taken to a local hospital with critical injuries.

Philadelphia police are offering a $40,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the two suspects.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic-related accidents in 2012. That year, about 76,000 pedestrians were also injured in traffic-related crashes. Overall, pedestrian fatalities accounted for about 14 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2012.

A majority (73 percent) of pedestrian fatalities occurred in urban settings compared to rural settings. About 70 percent of fatal pedestrian fatalities occurred at non-intersections, and eighty nine percent occurred in normal weather conditions.


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