Nurse Pinned, 2 Others Hurt After SUV Crashes Into Teen’s Bedroom


A home health nurse was pinned and two others hurt after a car crash sent an SUV careening into the bedroom of a girl with special needs in Northeast Philadelphia Monday evening, police and witnesses said.

The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of Castor Avenue and Loney Street in the Rhawnhurst section of the city.

The dark blue Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by a person from Maryland, was traveling at a high rate of speed as it made a turn off Castor onto Loney and collided head-on with a white car. The impact turned the SUV and police said the driver then hit the gas pedal sending the car crashing through the brick wall of a home on the corner.

On the other side of the wall was the nurse who was tending to the 19-year-old girl with special needs. The nurse became pinned by debris. The driver of the white car told NBC10 he jumped out and ran to lift bricks off of the nurse.

This SUV slammed into the wall of a home in Rhawnhurst after a crash at Castor Avenue and Loney Street.
Photo credit: NBC10

She, the teen and the driver of the SUV were all taken to nearby Aria Torresdale Hospital with minor injuries. Despite being pinned, police said the nurse only had cuts and bruises.

Police said charges are pending against the SUV driver.

City inspectors were heading to the house to ensure the structure is safe.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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