Police: Driver leaves multiple injured after hopping curb, striking SUV in Center City

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are investigating after they say a driver left at least six people injured just steps away from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Center City.

The incident, police say, took place around 4:00 p.m. along the 100 block of south 10th between Chestnut and Sansom Streets.

Police say 68-year-old man was driving a Dodge Challenger when he suddenly hoped the curb, hit three women on the sidewalk, continued down 10th Street, crossing Sansom Street before finally hitting a Nissan Rogue with a family of three inside.

The victims along the sidewalk were said to be a 64-year-old, a 51-year-old and a 39-year-old, according to police. The 64-year-old, police say, is listed in extremely critical condition, while the others are both in critical condition at Thomas Jefferson University.

Cheryl DeCarlo says her husband was one of several people walking along 10th Street when he was struck by the car.

“He was coming home from work, walking up to the train,” she said. “It’s scary. You just never know.”

Bernice Pacheco had just left Jefferson when she says she saw it all.

“I had to jump out of the way cause it looked like he was coming my way,” she said.

The family of three, inside the Nissan, as well as the driver are all said to be in stable condition at this time.

There is no word yet on what lead up to this and police have not said if an arrest has been made.

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