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A car crash on the 3800 block of Spruce Street occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. The street was temporarily blocked, but no one was taken to the hospital.

Credit: Amanda Suarez

A two-car accident involving a female School of Veterinary Medicine student occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. on the 3800 block of Spruce Street today.

According to a Division of Public Safety officer at the scene, nobody was sent to the hospital.

Drivers of both vehicles said that the accident happened as a black Audi driven by the Penn Vet student attempted to turn left onto Spruce Street from an alley on the 3800 block of the road. The driver of the gray Dodge was unable to stop in time, forcing the cars to collide.

“It just happened so fast. I slapped on the brakes, but it was too late,” the driver of the Dodge, who was on his way to work in West Philadelphia, said.

Traffic was blocked on the westbound side of the 3800 block of Spruce for approximately 45 minutes following the accident.

Both cars sustained front-end damage and were forced to be towed.

This is the third accident in the vicinity of the 38th and Spruce street intersection in the last several weeks. The last two both occurred on Feb. 22.

The first, a single-car crash, happened at about 2:45 p.m. and resulted in no serious injuries when the driver lost control of her vehicle and knocked down a traffic signal. The second, which took place at about 9:07 p.m., sent three Penn students to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after a two-vehicle accident. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

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