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Published on May 08, 2024
Philadelphia Police Hunt for Hit-and-Run Minivan After Hitting 3 in Kensington, One in Critical ConditionSource: Google Street View

Tragedy struck in Kensington Monday night when a minivan hit three pedestrians and fled the scene, police reported. The three victims were crossing at the intersection of B and Venango streets, where they were struck by a dark blue minivan that was seen weaving around a stopped vehicle before accelerating into their path. According to FOX 29, the hit-and-run incident occurred at night, leaving two men and one woman with varying degrees of injury.

One of the victims, a 56-year-old woman, has been hospitalized in critical condition and is battling life-threatening head trauma and internal injuries. Wrist injuries were also sustained by a 59-year-old man and a 32-year-old man, who were taken to the Temple University Hospital, found to be in stable condition. Sources say the minivan responsible bore red and white logos and was traveling at high speeds at the time of the crash, as per FOX 29.

Authorities are currently on the lookout for the minivan, believed to have sustained noticeable front-end damage in the incident. As the Philadelphia Police Department's Crash Investigation Division continues their search, Capt. Robert Heinzeroth expressed the department's shock and anger at the callous nature of the crime. "To strike one person in a hit-and-run is unconscionable, but to strike three people and just keep going - it's exceptionally callous," Heinzeroth said in a statement obtained by 6abc Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Police encourage anyone with knowledge related to the incident to contact their local precinct immediately.