A North East Philly car accident involving a single vehicle claims the lives of three young people after the car they are traveling in loses control and crashes. The incident took place at approximately 8:00 PM on Wednesday evening, January 4, 2012, behind Franklin Mills Mall.
According to Philadelphia police, the driver of a maroon 1995 Pontiac Grand Am lost control of the vehicle and crashed along Franklin Mills Circle. Witnesses said that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed along the curved roadway when the vehicle went out of control. Reports indicate that the car flipped over several times before finally landing on its roof.
Two of the victims, both males believed to be between 17 and 21, were ejected from the vehicle. They were both pronounced dead at the scene of the accident due to injuries sustained in the wreck.
A third victim, a young girl believed to be in her late teens, was also pronounced dead after being removed from the vehicle by rescue crews. Investigators did not immediately release the identities of the three victims.
The fatal single-vehicle North East Philly car accident remains under investigation by local authorities as they attempt to determine why the driver lost control of the vehicle.
This is a tragic accident, and we extend our thoughts and condolences to the victims’ family and friends during this difficult time.