Three students injured in car accident at 38th and Spruce
The students' injuries are not life threatening
February 22, 2013, 10:47 pm·
Amanda Suarez | DP
A two-vehicle accident at 38th and Spruce streets injured three Penn students crossing the intersection at approximately 9:07 p.m., the Division of Public Safety confirmed. The students’ injuries are not life threatening.
The three students were taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for examination and treatment.
A male student who witnessed the accident and wished to remain anonymous said the car was driving southbound on 38th Street when it hit the three girls. He “ran out of the way” and called the ambulance.
“If I wasn’t paying attention, I definitely would have been in the pileup,” he said.
Several streets, including 38th Street from Spruce to Walnut streets and the 3900 block of Spruce Street, were blocked off after the incident.
This is the second car accident that occurred at 38th and Spruce streets on Friday. At approximately 2:45 p.m., a white car hit a traffic signal at the intersection and knocked it over when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The driver, who is unaffiliated with the University, had no serious injuries but was taken to HUP.
The traffic signal was “repaired and operational” by the time of the second accident, according to DPS.
Campus News Editor Huizhong Wu contributed reporting.