A 15-year-old girl from Philadelphia fatally struck two men while learning how to drive at a shopping center in Port Richmond.
The accident occurred around 9 p.m. Monday when the teen was learning how to drive an SUV with her mother and two others. Philadelphia Police Captain Mark Overwise reported the teen struck two men in their 50’s outside of a Dollar Tree store.
“She was navigating into a parking spot and made a mistake,”
“The vehicle lunged forward striking two men who were seated at the wall of the Dollar [Tree] store.”
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One of the men died at the scene after getting hit by the large vehicle and the other man was transported to a local hospital. He succumbed to his injuries upon arrival to the hospital.
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Police are investigating the crash and no charges were filed against the teen.