Five people, three of them children, injured in Roosevelt Boulevard accident
The two-car smashup occurred at Roosevelt Boulevard and Whitaker Avenue Saturday afternoon, police said.
Five people were injured, including three children, in a two-car smashup at Roosevelt Boulevard and Whitaker Avenue Saturday afternoon, police said.
The accident occurred about 3:50 p.m. on the southbound inner lanes. One 5-year-old was in critical condition. Two other children, a 5-year-old and a 10-year-old, were in stable condition. The condition of two injured adults was not known.
All the injured were taken to local hospitals. More details about the accident were unavailable Saturday evening.
The Boulevard was the scene of 21 fatal crashes last year, making 2018 its deadliest in recent years, according to preliminary data released by the Philadelphia Police Department in January. In October, Pennsylvania’s legislature approved the use of speed cameras, but City Council would need to approve the installation.