Massive Philadelphia accident: 3 dead after hitting a speeding car in the station
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At least three people have died following a car crash near Allegheny Station in Philadelphia, police said.
A gruesome scene unfolded just before 3 a.m. when the driver of a white Honda Pilot fatally struck two pedestrians, dismembering them and decapitating one, before crashing into the service fence between the station and a Neighboring Walgreens, according to Fox 29. The driver of the car was also killed.
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A fourth victim was reportedly taken to hospital.
The driver was over 100 miles per hour at the time of the crash, Fox 29 reported.
“The driver was going 100 miles an hour or even faster eastbound on Allegheny Avenue.” said @phillypolice officer who heard and then saw Honda Pilot crash into @SEPTA Market Frankford Line Allegheny Station Elevated Train. Dead driver, dead oedestrian woman and man @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/Siw7szbwtx
—Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) May 10, 2022
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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) post on Twitter and announced on their website that “all trains will bypass Allegheny station due to police activity”.
Authorities marked off an area with duct tape around the singular vehicle, which remained at the scene throughout their investigation. Several emergency vehicles were in the area, including police cars and an ambulance.