Police Say Stolen Car Involved In Deadly Wreck - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Police Say Stolen Car Involved In Deadly Wreck

Posted: Updated:
Northeast Philadelphia -

Police say the 21-year-old driver of a stolen Mazda slammed into a U-Haul and lost his life.

Investigators are still trying to determine whether the man in the Mazda stopped on Princeton before crossing Summerdale. Frank Acosta says he witnessed the wreck.

"It was horrifying. I'm still shaking," said Frank Acosta. "He looked both ways, went to cross and they  just collided together it was an impact I can't explain."

Saturday morning's crash in Northeast Philadelphia is an all too familiar sight for residents living near the intersection.

I used to call 911 every single time they crashed  but I stopped. It's like every single day they were crashing," explained Adrian Abonce.

Residents say the area is littered with reminders of accidents past.

They say a bumper is still lingering  around from an accident on Friday night.

Tire tracks have scarred the grass from another  wreck last week.

Myrna Freedman says a new utility pole had to be put up in her yard after a recent crash knocked down the old one.

This morning she  came home to another crash in her yard. Proof she says a traffic signal or 4-way stop sign is needed.

"Years ago we tried petitions we tried to do what we could do
but nothing ever happens," explained Freedman.

For now residents have to settle for the two way stop signs and the warning beneath them, letting drivers know crossing traffic doesn't stop.

Many of the Northeast residents now wondering if Saturday morning's  tragedy is going to trigger change.

"I  always said someone's going to have to die before they do something and that's what happened this morning," lamented Arlene Olson.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • 1 Person Killed in Bethel Township Accident

    1 Person Killed in Bethel Township Accident

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:03:33 GMT
    1 person was killed in an accident in Bethel Township, Delaware County on Monday evening.Initial reports indicate that a vehicle may have hit a tree and overturned. It happened on the 3300 block of Foulk Road around 8:30pm.Foulk Road was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash scene.Stay with Fox 29 News for updates.
    1 person was killed in an accident in Bethel Township, Delaware County on Monday evening.Initial reports indicate that a vehicle may have hit a tree and overturned. It happened on the 3300 block of Foulk Road around 8:30pm.Foulk Road was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash scene.Stay with Fox 29 News for updates.
  • Council Rock South Mourns The Loss Of Three Classmates

    Council Rock South Mourns The Loss Of Three Classmates

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:23:09 GMT
    Three boys from Council Rock South High School died over the weekend when their SUV overturned.
    Three boys from Council Rock South High School died over the weekend when their SUV overturned.
  • Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves

    Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:42:38 GMT
    Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0.
    Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices